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Alessandra
Baldacchino

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Alessandra  Baldacchino

Alessandra is an Associate at Global Counsel. She has a background in public policy and European studies, and joined Global Counsel from the European Asylum Support Office, where she supported the Executive Office. She previously worked at the Malta High Commission in London during Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the EU and also worked at the European Parliament Information Office in Valletta. 

At Global Counsel, Alessandra specialises in Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT), helping to support clients on policy areas such as payments and the future of work.

Latest Insights by Alessandra Baldacchino

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From followers to disruptors? The role of small states in EU digital policy

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In the past decade, small members states have increasingly been at the vanguard of digital policy debates in the European Union. Most notably, Estonia’s digital initiatives have allowed a country of just 1.3m people to reinvent itself as the leading e-government innovator in Europe, perhaps globally. Estonia is not alone. Ireland plays host to most of Silicon Valley’s…

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The EU's €2 trillion message

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The European Commission’s new legal guidance on the participation of third country bidders in the EU procurement market sends an important signal. It signals that greater reciprocity in public procurement will be an important element of Brussels’ industrial policy agenda. As I set out in a recent GC paper, the commission is demonstrating that it is unafraid to put words…

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'Ending naivety'? Implementing the EU International Procurement Instrument

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The European Commission’s decision to block the merger of Siemens and Alstom has triggered a new phase in the debate on European industrial policy. Wary of conceding its own prerogatives on competition to Paris and Berlin, the commission has proposed a range of alternative tools, including a renewed push for the International Procurement Instrument (IPI). Like last year’s…

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Information quality in the age of AI

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The initial promise of the internet age was for a free and open space to exchange information. However the advent of algorithm-driven content raises important questions about what we see, how much we share a common information landscape and the reliability of what we rely on for news.

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