Energy is fundamental for the well functioning of Europe’s economy. It underpins every other Commission initiative, but especially the push for jobs and growth. Without a secure and affordable supply, Europe’s competitiveness will not improve. Equally important though is the sustainability of the energy system as a whole. The Juncker Commission has made the completion of the aptly named Energy Union one of its key priorities whilst ensuring that a forward-looking climate change policy runs through its core.

In parallel, the Commission is also working on a paradigm shift – the Circular Economy. Europe’s environmental regulations, alongside its major economic policies, will be changing to close the resource loop. The first to be tackled are the waste directives. Then later all product design will be influenced to embed sustainability from the ground up. This philosophy will change most existing legislation and be a foundational element of every new initiative.

LOGOS Dashboard - Energy & Environment trends 2016

logos dashboard energy trends


Our People

We are a boutique agency within a global company. Our senior staff and freelance advisors are active in Brussels, but we can draw on MCI’s worldwide network for work in specific countries. 


Frederic SoudainFrédéric Soudain
Director Public Affairs & Governmental Projects

15 years of experience in designing and leading EU advocacy campaigns in numerous policy areas


J.C. LahautJean Claude Lahaut

Senior Advisor Chemicals & Air Quality


Over three decades of experience in the chemicals industry, both within private companies and associations

Aleš ŠinkovecAleš Šinkovec

Practice Director


Leads the E&E practice in creating tailor-made advocacy campaigns and targeted stakeholder outreach

Bernard GindrozBernard Gindroz
Senior Advisor Standardisation

20 years’ experience, EU expert on standardisation, climate change and ‘smart cities’


Pauline LucasPauline Lucas

Senior Consultant

Policy analyst & advocacy campaign coordinator for industry associations and corporate clients in the field of energy, environment and health

Tony RiceTony Rice
Senior Advisor Marine & Maritime

Former Secretary-General of a large international marine association for 13 years working at EU, IMO & ILO level


Ana MingoAna Mingo
Senior Consultant

Policy analyst and advocacy campaign coordinator for several corporate and industrial associations from the ICT and Energy fields

Charles LarocheCharles Laroche
Senior Adviser Association Management

Former VP European External Affairs at Unilever, currently a guest lecturer at University of Liège, and board member of several associations


For more information, please get in touch with Aleš Šinkovec.

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