Hello GDPR, goodbye AI? Not quite. The implication of GDPR for Europe’s AI ambitions

AI is currently one of the most used acronyms in the EU tech bubble. Just last month the European Commission published its strategy on artificial intelligence, while several European countries are working on their own AI approaches: Finland revealed its plan on 18 December 2017, France published the Villani Report on 29 March 2018, and…

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Breakfast Workshop: Location, Location, Renovation – Building for a greener future

On 17 April, the European Parliament formally endorsed updated rules to increase the energy efficiency of the European Union’s buildings. With these new rules coming into play, what is expected from the real estate sector? How will the EU incentivise and drive the rate of renovation? How will occupiers be impacted? How should the real estate…

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Macron in the EU Parliament – Europe’s last hope

Europe is facing unprecedented challenges with divisions along multiple fault-lines; Brexit, increasing nationalism and a general fascination with anti-liberal ideas. Macron, whose Presidency is proof that the strongest populist threats can be overcome, is probably Europe’s last hope. Therefore, his speech in the European Parliament on the future of Europe was preceded by high expectations,…

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World Water Day – Counting down the drops

Today’s Water Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of water resources and how damaged ecosystems impact the availability of drinking water for human consumption. It’s a wake-up call to action! Water covers two-thirds of the earth’s surface, but drinking water is getting ever scarcer. Increasing pressures on global water resources due to population…

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TRADE STORM: A Transatlantic conversation on trade tensions

Earlier this week (Tuesday 13 March), Ed Reilly, Senior Advisor and former CEO of FTI Consulting’s strategic communications segment, shared his thoughts and insights about the storms that are overshadowing the transatlantic trade relationship at a discussion at FTI Consulting in Brussels. The debate was moderated by John Clancy, Senior Advisor at FTI Consulting and…

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THE GLOBAL POLICY RESPONSE TO AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize and disrupt practically every industry. It will impact products and services but also the everyday lives of citizens worldwide, bringing about both socio-economic opportunities and challenges which need to be addressed early on. Governments and industries around the world are already engaged in a fierce AI arms-race in an early attempt…

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Agriculture & Chemicals in 2018: A Mixed Bag of New Policies

Still in its infancy, 2018 is already gearing up to be an action-packed year for the agri-chem sector, from changing farm policies to the all-encompassing Brexit. To ensure that we have captured these developments and to reflect the evolving nature of FTI Brussels’ own agri-chem practice, this year’s snapshot will be broader than those of…

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