October 2018

  • Europe Strikes At the Root Of Plant Breeding

    The summer of 2018 brought good and bad news for plant breeding science. While a thirteen-year international endeavour to map the wheat genome was concluding, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that crops obtained by gene editing techniques such as CRISPR-Cas should be regulated under the EU’s GMO regime. Bread wheat is…

  • Juncker’s State of the Union – Time for Action

    President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his last State of the Union speech to the European Parliament last week.   Juncker made clear that a lot of work still lies ahead for the Commission and he presented a large number of initiatives the Commission still has to tackle. In the snapshot below we outline the main elements…

  • New Hire: Sustainability Expert Martin Porter Joins FTI Consulting Brussels As Senior Advisor

    FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced its continued growth across Europe with the appointment of Martin Porter as a Senior Advisor in its Public Affairs practice within the Strategic Communications segment. He will be based in Brussels.   Dr Porter joins FTI Consulting as a highly entrepreneurial, networked and respected European public affairs and communications professional, with more…

  • Poland and the Future of Europe

    On July 4, 2018, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented Poland’s view on the future of Europe at the Plenary of the European Parliament. July 4 is not only the anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence but also the aphelion, the day in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun; and…

  • Are You Ready To Play Digital Health Golf?

    With the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on Digital Health in April, the course for digital health has been set – now it’s time to play Digital Health Golf!       This is a game created by FTI Consulting Brussels for patients, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry and policymakers, who all must overcome three…

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