December 2014

  • Super-Juncker or Junck-Man?

    It’s been a very lively year for the Juncker Commission and the final highlight came this week when the Commission Work Programme was presented this Tuesday.   Juncker has promised to do things very differently to previous Commissions, making the Work Programme highly anticipated. In the end, the withdrawal or rather delay of the air…

  • cLIMAtalks were a storm cloud in the hottest year on record – watch out for the Paris typhoon! #COP21

    The intense negotiations in Lima were an important step toward a potential global climate deal in Paris in December 2015, but the future remains unclear. For many the outcome was far from sufficient; talks fell short of expectations as regards binding commitments on emission reduction targets and transparent reporting standards, which some say will make…

  • EU-US digital relations

    How to define the digital transatlantic relations between the EU and the US? Having attended the AmCham EU 2nd Annual Transatlantic Conference last week, it was refreshing to see that cooperation and trust remain the key priorities in a relationship which has sometimes been tense. As often seen in these conferences, the panel really got…

  • From Ugly Duckling to Superstar: how energy efficiency (almost) got to the top of the political agenda

    Energy efficiency has long been promoted at European level. The European Commission has certainly made great efforts to support it and to ensure that energy savings can contribute to the EU’s energy priorities, namely reduction of carbon emissions, lowering of energy costs and increase of energy independence. The EU has introduced energy efficiency targets, created…

  • Taking Control of the Tax Policy Agenda

    Taxation and how corporates deal with it has become an increasingly topical issue and a real threat. In today’s climate, staying strictly within the letter of the law is not enough, as FTI Consulting’s tax experts in Brussels and London explain

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