January 2017

  • Europe’s Brexit task forces: the who’s who guide

    In this Brexit Snapshot, FTI Consulting examines the key players that will shape the positions of some of the most influential EU Member States. Often shunning the limelight, these individuals will play a crucial role in determining the approach that their leader takes in the final negotiations. While a broad range of ministries will engage…

  • Antonio Tajani – Newly elected President of the European Parliament

      Antonio Tajani is a member of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the  new President of the European Parliament. Most recently he served as one of the fourteen vice-presidents of the European Parliament. Tajani has built a long-standing career within the EP, working as an MEP between 1994 and 2008. Throughout his nearly 18…

  • Brexit means hard Brexit: The UK’s negotiating strategy

    “Brexit means Brexit”. Since Theresa May became British Prime Minister in July last year, the phrase has become almost synonymous with perceptions of her broader approach to leadership – firm in tone, steely in appearance yet somehow lacking in specific detail. Today Theresa May delivered her landmark speech outlining the United Kingdom’s approach to negotiating…

  • Europe’s E-Privacy Regulation: A balanced approach for privacy and innovation?

    On 10 January the Commission put forward its E-Privacy proposal that seeks to address the privacy of electronic communications. In particular it sets the parameters through which one’s online communication can be access and used. The Commission has chosen a privacy oriented approach, addressing the issue from an end-user perspective. For industry the proposal sets new…

  • EU data economy: Let the data flow… or maybe not?

    As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has proposed a Communication on 10 January outlining policy and legal solutions that will unleash the EU’s data economy. Initial reactions by industry showed disappointment with the Communication across many sectors. What does the new Communication add to the ongoing controversial debate on data?…

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