June 2018

  • Breakfast Event: Health promotion and disease prevention: finding the right ingredients

    Prevention is a key element to ensure a high level of mental and physical well-being, and to reduce both communicable and non-communicable diseases. However, as highlighted by the Companion Report 2017 published by the European Commission in the State of Health in the EU initiative, only around 3% of health budgets are currently spent on…

  • Breakfast Workshop: Navigating the Digital Health Course

    Following the European Commission’s recent release of the Communication on Health in the Digital Single Market, the time is right to plot and negotiate the complex course of digital health implementation in Europe – it will require significant cooperation across the health and technology sectors to ensure that the many prizes of digital health can be won.…

  • The Race for AI Leadership

    The race for leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is well under way. A recent FTI Consulting snapshot outlined that governments across the globe have shifted gears, taking a more active role on AI. China has already claimed it will out-compete the US before 2030 as global AI leader, while countries such as Japan or Canada…

  • Breakfast Workshop: Location, Location, Renovation – Building for a greener future

    On 17 April, the European Parliament formally endorsed updated rules to increase the energy efficiency of the European Union’s buildings. With these new rules coming into play, what is expected from the real estate sector? How will the EU incentivise and drive the rate of renovation? How will occupiers be impacted? How should the real estate…

  • Agriculture & Chemicals in 2018: A Mixed Bag of New Policies

    Still in its infancy, 2018 is already gearing up to be an action-packed year for the agri-chem sector, from changing farm policies to the all-encompassing Brexit. To ensure that we have captured these developments and to reflect the evolving nature of FTI Brussels’ own agri-chem practice, this year’s snapshot will be broader than those of…

  • Your corporate reputation will be at even greater risk in 2018. Take action now.

    Does your organisation truly value its reputation? Is enough being done to assess, strengthen and protect that reputation? Are you considering reputational opportunities and risk across all dimensions – from financial, HR and operational to commercial, political, societal and environmental? If you are taking the time to reflect on reputation at the end of this turbulent…

  • AVMSD – Take two please

    In some ways, Europe’s policy making industry is not far removed from Hollywood’s film studios: the long gestation period; the power play between the big cheeses; and for all the talk of block-busters, the conveyor belt often churns out a lower common denominator product which people wished had never seen the light of day. Many…

  • Dutch election snapshot: Rutte wins, fragmentation prevails

    There’s a saying in the Netherlands: “Act normal, that is crazy enough”. It seems that the Dutch who voted in yesterday’s general election felt the same way. The exciting election resulted in a record turnout (82%) and produced a clear winner: the VVD, party of current Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. Rutte’s right-of-centre VVD outperformed the…

  • International Women’s Day is 8 March!

    In honour of International Women’s Day, the FTI Consulting Brussels team reflects on the women who have inspired them…. Here’s the link to the video.

  • EU TRADE: WHERE TO NOW?

    Last October, the EU signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. This occurred just days before Donald Trump won the US presidential election with a campaign frequently attacking US trade deals as hurtful to the US. Many trade advocates in Brussels and across the EU have breathed a sigh of relief that…

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