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  • Dutch EU Presidency: The stars aligned?

    The upcoming Dutch Council Presidency in the first half of 2016 will handle many important dossiers, ranging from the Circular Economy, to the reform of the Emission Trading System, the Copyright Directive, the Capital Markets Union and many more. In addition the Dutch are taking the helm of the Council while the EU faces tough…

  • The impact of Brexit on Financial Services

    By the end of 2017, David Cameron has promised a referendum on whether Britain will choose to remain a member of the EU or seek a withdrawal. This paper assesses the consequences a Brexit would have on the City of London, the lifeblood of the British economy. In this briefing paper FTI Consulting’s financial services team…

  • E-commerce sector inquiry: a new round of questionnaires has been distributed

    Even though Brussels feels abandoned, certain areas resembling a movie set from a post-apocalypse movie, the E-commerce sector inquiry is ongoing. Chasing down all competition concerns in the e-commerce sector, the Commission has sent out a new round of questionnaires focusing on online marketplaces that act as hubs for independent traders (e.g Amazon.com or eBay).…

  • Drones enter EU regulatory debate

    Last week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) launched a consultation on its Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment (A-NPA) on the introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones. The notice reflects the main points of the so-called Riga Declaration, incorporates the Agency’s own Concept of Operations for Drones and advances 33 proposals…

  • Squaring the Circular Economy

     The forthcoming relaunch of the circular economy package will look to improve resource efficiency performances across manufacturing industries and along the whole value chain. The new package will move beyond recycling targets, notably requiring products to be better designed for repair and reuse. Companies will be held accountable through new binding resource efficiency indicators or…

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