August 2016

  • Brexit and Trade

    The summer break is coming to an end and it’s back to school for bureaucrats and politicians in both Brussels and Westminster alike. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting for Wednesday on Brexit with ministers expected to bring their Brexit homework with them ready for reviewing. FTI Consulting takes this opportunity…

  • Moving with the times: EU merger rules review process to start in the fall

    As mergers involving big data hit the headlines, the European Commission (EC) has decided to take action by initiating the process to review its merger review rules. A 12 week consultation is to be opened in September to seek views on whether the EC’s current EU merger rules need to be revised. This follows concerns…

  • Politics and Sport

    Sport and politics have often become inextricably linked. There are numerous high profile historical examples of this ranging from South African sport being boycotted during the apartheid era, Jesse Owens winning in front of Adolf Hitler and Mohammed Ali being banned from boxing due to his refusal to join the US Army. Political issues around…

  • It’s the end of trade policy as we know it (or is it?)

    It’s very easy to be extremely pessimistic about Europe’s trade policy these days. From the outside, it would seem to lurch from crisis to crisis. Timing is everything in politics and one has to wonder why on earth the European Commission chose to put the spotlight on the EU-Canada (CETA) deal just days after the…

  • Brexit Bowl – America’s Cure for a Brexit Hangover?

    David Wade, a member of FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications Advisory Group for North America and former Chief of Staff to the State Department, provides a view from the United States on the Brexit decision in this snapshot. He discusses what American policy-makers make of Brexit and why this is so important for the U.S, as…

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