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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 has experience working in government, private sector and European organisations. She joined Global Counsel from the European Asylum Support Office, where she supported the Executive Office, and has previously worked at the Malta High Commission in London during Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the EU, as well as 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 online harms and the future of work.

Latest Insights by Alessandra Baldacchino

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Is the UK Government's use of algorithms missing the beat?

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The pressure on governments to cut costs and increase efficiency in core governance functions is set to increase. In the UK, the covid-19 pandemic has brought a huge expansion of public spending, while at the same time posing challenges to how public services are delivered.

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The price of a fresh start for Malta: Robert Abela at the European Council

General Politics

This week’s extraordinary European Council will again highlight the lack of common ground between national governments dealing with their own Eurosceptic pressures. As Charles Michel looks for a leader to articulate the European, rather than national interest, he may find an ally in the EU’s smallest member state and newest head of government.  

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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

Trade & Manufacturing

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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