August 2015

  • The impact of Brexit on Financial Services

    By the end of 2017, David Cameron has promised a referendum on whether Britain will choose to remain a member of the EU or seek a withdrawal. This paper assesses the consequences a Brexit would have on the City of London, the lifeblood of the British economy. In this briefing paper FTI Consulting’s financial services team…

  • E-commerce sector inquiry: a new round of questionnaires has been distributed

    Even though Brussels feels abandoned, certain areas resembling a movie set from a post-apocalypse movie, the E-commerce sector inquiry is ongoing. Chasing down all competition concerns in the e-commerce sector, the Commission has sent out a new round of questionnaires focusing on online marketplaces that act as hubs for independent traders (e.g Amazon.com or eBay).…

  • Drones enter EU regulatory debate

    Last week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) launched a consultation on its Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment (A-NPA) on the introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones. The notice reflects the main points of the so-called Riga Declaration, incorporates the Agency’s own Concept of Operations for Drones and advances 33 proposals…

  • Squaring the Circular Economy

     The forthcoming relaunch of the circular economy package will look to improve resource efficiency performances across manufacturing industries and along the whole value chain. The new package will move beyond recycling targets, notably requiring products to be better designed for repair and reuse. Companies will be held accountable through new binding resource efficiency indicators or…

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: time for business to take a leadership role

    Over the past few months, the debate about the passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has rapidly intensified. Originally conceived as a free trade deal designed to remove artificial barriers between the economies of the European Union and the United States, the debate on the policy has been plagued by misinformation and…

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