Europe: Foreign Direct Investment under Scrutiny

Responding to recent calls from France, Germany and other Member States for stricter controls on foreign takeovers, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, has proposed a new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investment. Although the proposed Regulation comes in large part in reaction to the rise in Chinese investment into…

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O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN – JUNCKER’S STATE OF THE UNION

Among EU observers, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech was highly anticipated and widely expected to be more visionary and personal than in previous years. The speech was indeed much more optimistic and forward looking; Juncker claimed that the EU now had the wind in its sails. In this snapshot, we…

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Third EU-UK Brexit negotiations: More questions than answers

In this Brexit Perspective we discuss the third round of formal Brexit negotiations that took place in Brussels this week, amid continued disagreements between the EU and UK sides over the pace and scope of the talks. Despite another long week with dozens of negotiators and experts from both sides thrashing through complex political and…

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Responsible mining: Partnership to help achieve the SDGs

Partnerships in the mining sector can contribute to sustainable development argues Arne Koeppel, Head of Research at FTI Consulting in Brussels in this article for the latest edition of GREAT Insights, the publication of the  European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). The article lines out why the mining sector has an important role to play in…

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Key Business Developments on the EU Antitrust Scene

During the Commission’s summer break we bring together some developments on the EU antitrust scene, which have the potential to affect the way companies do business in the EU. The first concerns the Coty case, which reopened the discussion around possible harmful free-riding effects of selling over through third party platforms. Second, given the press…

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The politicisation of toxicology

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” ― Galileo Galilei Scientific progress requires scientific debate. Ideas come from questioning the status quo, technologies develop when innovative solutions are sought, and science advances when flaws are dissected, discussed and ironed out. But there is…

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Life Sciences and Brexit – Intensive Care Needed?

On 12 July 2017, the Healthcare and Life Sciences team of FTI Consulting’s Brussels office hosted an event entitled, “Brexit and Life Sciences: Intensive Care Needed?”, bringing together experts from the UK and Brussels to discuss the impact of Brexit on the healthcare sector and what it means for businesses on both sides of the…

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