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Eamonn Bates Europe

An independent public affairs consultancy based in Brussels, Eamonn Bates Europe has more than 20 years of experience in providing EU public affairs and government relations services to organisations in both the private and the public sectors.

Our Services


Information and intelligence

Public policy choices promoted by government officials, movements in public opinion or decisions taken by politicians have become critical determinant…



Policy analysis & strategy

Simply knowing what is going on is not enough. Information is valuable only when you understand its impact and then act on it…



Writing services

The written word remains a fundamental tool for the public affairs professional for both internal and external communications. Top management almost a…


Communications & advocacy

The ability to communicate effectively and influence outcomes – whether that means a crucial parliamentary vote, an administrative procedure or …



The Internet is a fundamental source of information for everybody today – after all, you are reading this now thanks to the Internet! We all exp…


Association management services

European associations with their international flavour and structural peculiarities require special skills of the public affairs consultant. Eamonn Ba…

We operates under the highest professional and ethical standards

We are one of the founding fathers of EPACA, the European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association, and abide by its code of conduct.

We take pride in working in a transparent and honest way. Naturally, our organisation and consultants are inscribed in the EU Transparency Register.

Please find the EPACA code of conduct here.

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Meet the team

The team at Eamonn Bates Europe public affairs is experienced, international and multi-lingual.

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Eamonn Bates


Eamonn brings 30 years Brussels experience to the team and has successfully directed many lobbying campaigns for a wide range of companies and associations. An Irish national, Eamonn was also a former Director of The EU Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce which is the Brussels-based lobby for the Fortune 100 companies. A graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges and of Trinity College, Dublin, Eamonn speaks English and French.

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Christos Anastasios Tzagkas

EU Affairs Consultant

Christos is actively involved in the association management of the Clean Europe Network, while also advising international corporate clients on the implications of environmental and energy-related EU laws. After successfully completing his bachelor's degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his master's degree at the University of Groningen, Christos developed a keen interest in European affairs and the practical workings of EU institutions. He speaks Greek, English, French, and Spanish.


Gerald Bocken

Director, systems & administration

Gerald manages the team’s back office. He dedicates himself to the optimisation of the working conditions of his colleagues, to enable them to focus on the clients’ work. Master in business management from the famous ‘ICHEC Brussels Management School’ (AACSB accredited), Gerald speaks especially the language of figures. With this skill as well, he contributes to the ‘European Associations management’ service offered to the clients, while holding the bookkeeping of different European non-profit associations.


We are proud to help our clients succeed. Their success is our passion.


Advocacy & advertising

A global NGO asked us to help them push for a ban in trade in seal products.


Policy analysis & strategy

A global sporting goods company asked us to help it understand the relationship between EU policy and a national tax initiative


Information & intelligence

A household name manufacturing company producing thousands of different products asked us to help them decide where to invest R&D budgets for their range of photographic and imaging systems.

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