May 2015

  • Polish presidential election: a harbinger of times to come?

    Justyna Slominska and George Candon on the prospects for Poland following the presidential elections.   On Sunday conservative challenger Andrzej Duda (Law and Justice party, PiS) unseated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski (Civic Platform, PO) in Poland’s presidential election. The win was surprising because Komorowski was initially expected to easily win a second term, but the reality…

  • The TTIP vote – high noon in the European Parliament

    Rumour has it that MEPs are complaining of boredom due to a lack of dossiers on their desks – this is certainly not the case for Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee and Rapporteur for its TTIP report. The German MEP’s office faced an impressive challenge in recent weeks as they…

  • Another Danish political thriller?

    George Candon and Charlotte Norlund-Matthiessen reflect on the forthcoming Danish general election Remember Borgen? Centrist Birgitte Nyholm emerges the unexpected winner to take the premiership. While many Brussels insider Borgen fans will know that Birgitte Nyholm was a close portrayal of current Competition Commissioner and former leader of the centrist De Radikale party Margrethe Vestager,…

  • Spanish regional and local elections – from streets to seats

    Last Sunday’s regional and local elections in Spain has seen the incumbent PP given a thrashing and represented a major win for grassroots movements. Spain held regional elections in 13 of its 17 regions (Andalusia, Catalonia, Galicia, and the Basque Country have separate regional electoral cycles) and local elections in more than 8,000 towns and…

  • So proud of our outstanding success

    Julia Harrison, FTI Consulting Brussels’ Managing Partner, on our outstanding achievement at the recent EMEA Sabre Awards Tuesday’s EMEA Sabre Awards was a night of fantastic success for FTI Consulting. We were named EMEA Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year, won the Sabre Gold in Energy & Natural Resources for our Shale Gas Europe campaign,…

  • How to avoid slipping back to the ‘pre-penicillin era’

     This week the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative Report on Safer Healthcare in Europe: Improving Patient Safety and Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance. With this report MEPs are pointing to a looming global health crisis which requires urgent action on many fronts. In our latest snapshot Kyra Obolensky and Darren Kinsella from FTI Consulting’s healthcare team say…

  • Florange law one year on: French companies’ response

    The ‘Florange law’ was designed to reclaim the real economy in an attempt to shore up France’s  interests against hostile takeovers. However it has been circumvented by many French companies and has somewhat annoyed investors. Between the state’s objective to prevent hostile bidding and the reality of the M&A market in France, is this law…

  • E-commerce sector inquiry finally launched

    On the same day as the Digital Single Market package was announced, the EU competition watchdog, Commissioner Vestager, launched the long awaited e-commerce sector inquiry that companies from all sectors and industries were waiting for with bated breath. FTI Consulting Brussels’ competition team already published a snapshot exploring the background of the Commission’s e-commerce sector…

  • The Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy

    Announcing the DSM strategy in Brussels on 6 May, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, together with Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger, have outlined their strategy for 2015-2016. It is a highly ambitious roadmap which is likely to have a major impact across the EU and beyond, not just…

  • The European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy: Focused. Ambitious. Effective?

    FTI hosts event captivating initial reactions to the Commission’s announcement One day after the Commission announced the Digital Single Market Strategy, FTI Consulting invited three speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the tech industry to debate the key challenges and opportunities the DSM faces. Having taken a leading role in drafting the DSM strategy…

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