November 2017

  • CLEANING UP TRANSPORT IN EUROPE – THE COMMISSION’S CO2 STANDARDS

    The transportation sector is an essential economic driver, connecting businesses and people around the world. It is inextricably linked to many other sectors including energy, tech, digital and agriculture, to name a few. It is at the intersection of urban planning, logistics, infrastructure, and personal freedom. The car as we know it today is arguably…

  • BREXIT HEALTH CHECK

    The vote on the relocation of the EMA to Amsterdam is the start of a Brexit process that will have a direct impact on the healthcare sector. Are you prepared and ready to plan and adjust for this change? With the United Kingdom expected to leave the European Union in March 2019, the pressure will…

  • AMSTERDAM WINS EMA PRIZE

    After more than 18 months of speculation, and the toss of a coin, we now know that the new host city for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be Amsterdam. In this short piece, we take the temperature of what this means for European citizens – and consider how high fevers can be avoided and…

  • EMA Race to the Finish

    This Brexit sweepstake ensures a hardy field of expectant contenders for one of Europe’s prized agencies. It remains a hard bet to place. If we assume good old politics will work its magic, the best team will not necessarily win. As we near the home stretch, will it be the seasoned work horse dominating the…

  • The FTI Consulting Brexit Healthcare Checklist

    Love it or hate it, there’s no way to avoid Brexit – and with the vote to decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) around the corner, there will be significant challenges ahead for business, patient welfare and the broader healthcare sector in Europe. Are you ready for the big Brexit EMA…

  • What is Paradise?

    On Sunday 5 November the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published new revelations about tax evasion and avoidance schemes. These revelations seem to be even more significant than the Panama Papers and Lux Leaks. The moniker they have bestowed on these leaks is Paradise Papers. Journalists have promised that this time the focus will…

  • PLACE YOUR BETS: FTI CONSULTING’S EMA RELOCATION GAME

    The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes.  London will be a hard act to follow with none of the contenders having a perfect submission.  The six formal selection criteria need to be balanced against the reality of the need…

  • Real Estate – The Times they are a Changin

    In case you missed it, Europe is at war with carbon to save our planet.  Some of the world’s toughest environmental targets are becoming a reality in the way we live our lives and conduct our business.  Europe has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% of 1990 levels by 2030.  But the…

  • Brexit Bowl – views from Brussels, London and Berlin

    When it comes to Brexit, clarity and certainty for business is a distant prospect. The reading of the tea leaves had been clear for weeks. October was not going to be the moment when Brexit talks would progress to their next stage. Last week’s Brussels European Council – the regular summit of EU leaders –…

  • Facing up to Cyber Threats – The new EU Strategy

    On 13th September, the European Commission (EC) published its new strategy to tackle the increased cyber threats by aligning the national governments, industry and civil society in a more unified European approach. The EC highlights that cybercrime will cause 3 billion euros in damages by 2020. In addition, tens of billions of “Internet of Things”…

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