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Lobbying for Environment, Climate and Energy – Case Studies

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Director Industrial Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels
Representative for EU Affairs, CNC - Communications & Network Consulting AG, Brussels
Consultant, g+ Europe, Brussels
Head, European Commission Representation in Austria, Vienna Chair

Mag. Folker FRANZ

Director Industrial Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels

Studies in Economics, University of Konstanz and Université Paris Dauphine Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Berlin BUSINESSEUROPE, the Confederation of European Business, Brussels
since 2003

Dr. Hanns R. GLATZ

Representative for EU Affairs, CNC - Communications & Network Consulting AG, Brussels

Private Office, Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Vienna Ford Europe, Governmental Affairs Office, Brussels Secretary General of the CLCA, the EU federation of national motor vehicle manufacturers associations, Brussels Head, Corporate Representative Office for European Affairs, Daimler-Benz (now Daimler AG), Brussels
 Studied law, politics and economics, University of Vienna
 Doctor of laws, University of Vienna
 MA European Studies, College of Europe in Bruges


Consultant, g+ Europe, Brussels

 University degree economic sciences in Vienna and Madrid
 Option trader in London
 Freelance journalist
 Member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner Franz Fischler
 Spokesperson of EU Commissioner Franz Fischler
 Spokesperson of EU Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen
 Senior Partner at g+ europe, Brussels
 With his in-depth knowledge of the EU's media and decision-making process, Gregor provides strategic advice for the EU consultancy GPlus Europe to a number of blue-chip companies from the IT, energy and chemicals sector.
 Prior to joining GPlus as a partner in 2006 Gregor spent over ten years in the European Commission as a spokesperson and political adviser to two different Commissioners. His last post was with Commission Vice-President in charge of Enterprise and Industry Günter Verheugen. Prior to this he was the Commission's Spokesman for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries with Commissioner Franz Fischler. He was at the forefront of communicating the Commission's handling of the BSE crisis and was part of the EU's negotiating team at the WTO Summits in Seattle, Doha, Cancun and Geneva.
 During his stint with the European Commission he communicated their position on many of the headline-grabbing pieces of EU legislation, including the EU's new chemicals registration system (REACH), the new legislative framework for the European car industry, the Better Regulation initiative, the reform of farm and fisheries policies, the foot-and-mouth crisis and the Doha Development Round.
 This experience has given him a unique understanding and insight into how high-level policy making works in the EU. His specific areas of expertise are crisis communication and the fields of biotechnology, trade, agriculture, information technology and industry policy.

Mag. Richard KÜHNEL

Head, European Commission Representation in Austria, Vienna

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz; Auslandssemester in Lyon, Florenz, Princeton Diplomatischer Dienst, Außenministerium, u. a. in Tokio, New York Kabinett der Kommissarin für Außenbeziehungen und Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner