The European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 2017. The Treaty of Rome is the bedrock of the longest period of peace the continent has ever experienced. Yet as leaders of the EU celebrate this achievement, multiple challenges lie ahead, ranging from populism, the refugee crisis, Brexit, geopolitical risks and the still simmering economic crisis.
In this snapshot, FTI Consulting looks at the urgent and serious challenges facing the EU, considers how the EU is addressing these issues, finally looks at what all this means for business.
Arne Koeppel is Head of Research, Borja De Pedro and Giulia Forgnone are Consultants at FTI Consulting in Brussels.