David O'Leary

EU political communications and public affairs specialist

Welcome to my clippings.me site.

Here you will find a series of my blogposts, articles, media clippings and videos - principally related to Burson-Marsteller's Europe Decides project.

Portfolio

Interviews and media quotes

Meet Malmström, the EU's next top trade negotiator
Quote in online article on the nomination of a new EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström.
Udfordringerne tårner sig op for ny EU-præsident
Quote in newspaper article on contenders for the European Union's top jobs. In Danish.
Pilen peter på selvbevidst polak
Quote in newspaper article on contenders for the European Union's top jobs. In Danish.
La crisis ucraniana dejará su huella en la asignación de cargos UE del sábado
Quote in online news agency article on the August 2014 European Council meeting. In Spanish.
EU Amid Geopolitical Crisis Haggles Over Top Positions
Quote in online article on contenders for the European Union's top jobs.
EU top jobs puzzle, more time to scratch heads
Television interview on contenders for the European Union's top jobs. Written article also available at...
Ny udenrigschef får vanskelig post
Quote in online article on the choice of a new foreign affairs chief for the European Union. In Danish.
Le Pen looks for allies to form European Parliament bloc
Television interview on negotiations to form a far-right group in the European Parliament. Written article also available at...
The centre-right gains ground ahead of next month's European elections
Television interview on the latest opinion polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. Written article also available at...
RTE Drivetime: Enda for Europe?
Radio interview on Enda Kenny's chances of becoming President of the European Commission or President of the European Council in 2014.
Kenny tipped for plum job as head of the EU
Quote in newspaper and online article on Enda Kenny's chances of becoming President of the European Commission or President of the European Council in 2014.

Articles, blogposts and videos

Britain's election makes Brexit threat real
Online article about the fall-out from the 2015 UK general election.
Five thoughts on the Cameron-Miliband 'debate'
1. Mission Accomplished (I): Cameron survives (mostly) intact A Prime Minister, having to defend a record, is naturally on the defensive in such events.
A big six weeks for Britain... and Europe
Today, the 55th parliament of the United Kingdom will be 'prorogued' - a suspension of proceedings (to be followed by dissolution), involving red robes and ermine, royal...
New priorities, new approaches, new structures: what does Juncker's team have in store in 2015?
One year of institutional change ends; another year of political and policy change begins: on 16 December 2014, the new European Commission agreed its Work Programme for 2015....
Review of the Year: 15 key dates in Europe's Year of Change
That was the year that was... Check out our Review of the Year with the fifteen key images and events from Europe's Year of Change, including the party congresses, the European...
A trio of troubles in Tusk's in-tray
The final piece of Europe's jigsaw is almost in place. On Monday, Donald Tusk (pictured above) - elected by the national leaders at the end of August, becomes President of the...
A new dawn for Europe?
(pp 172-177) Article in European Magazine Media Association publication looking ahead to the long-term impact of changes in the European institutions.
A five-point guide to the EU top jobs puzzle
Here's our five-point guide to Saturday's meeting and what it means - and have your say on one of the key issues of the summer by voting in our poll. After the failure to agree...
Herman's checklist: finding a balance for the EU's top jobs
A big week, and a careful balancing act Centre-right leaders hold a numerical advantage in the European Council, and in the European Parliament, strengthening their negotiating...
Building a new Commission - the runners and riders for the next College
With the choice of a President of the European Commission still up in the air, we are a long way off knowing the full team that will occupy the upper floors of the Berlaymont...
Who's going where? Tracking the musical chairs in the European Parliament
Crowdsourcing of information on the new political groups in the European Parliament, with nearly 250 comments supplied on the blog and more via Twitter.
Five days on from the election: five reflections on the Commission presidency
That was the week that was: an odd few days where the European People's Party won the European Parliament elections, but was also the biggest loser; and where Socialists in the...
PollWatch 2014: EPP to remain largest party in new European Parliament
The Group of the European People's Party will be the largest formation in the new European Parliament according to the final PollWatch 2014 prediction. With voting due to begin...
PollWatch 2014: gap at top narrows while Greens drop to seventh
Click the slices to see the group names, predicted number of MEPs and share of total representation in the Parliament However, the future looks less bright for the Greens /...
PollWatch 2014: EPP extends lead as smaller groups scramble for seats
Click the slices to see the group names, predicted number of MEPs and share of total representation in the Parliament The ECR Group is forecast to win members from only six...
PollWatch 2014: EPP lead over Socialists narrows in latest polls
There is little change in the latest PollWatch 2014 predictions with the centre-right Group of the European People’s Party maintaining a narrow – and narrowing – lead over the...
PollWatch 2014: EPP ahead for first time with five weeks to go
After weeks of slowly making up ground on the centre-left Socialists & Democrats Group in the PollWatch 2014 predictions, the centre-right Group of the European People's Party...

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