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  • Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections – here we go again, Peasants and Greens this time…

    Lithuania elected its new Parliament (Seimas) on Sunday. The results are quite unexpected but not surprising at the same time. The winner is again a new party that promised to ‘save’ the country and eliminate all of its systemic problems (like emigration, poverty and social exclusion). The Lithuanian Peasants and Greens party (Lietuvos valstiečių ir…

  • Brussels | Holmes 2016 Sabre awards for PA Agency

    We are REALLY honoured to be shortlisted for the Holmes 2016 Sabre awards for PA Agency of the Year for the second year in a row. Over the past 13 years we have grown from a small boutique to a 70 strong office in the Brussels hub alone, so I wanted to write to thank…

  • FTI Consulting EU 2016 Outlook

    The EU is going through something of an existential crisis and 2016 will arguably be the most critical year in its history. Challenges range from refugees and migration to the Brexit referendum and growing anti-EU sentiment and populism in many member states. At the same issues like tax, the Digital Single Market, the circular economy…

  • 2016 – A year of big change for asset managers and the financial community in Europe

    2016 will be a busy year for financial services in Brussels thanks to the amount of legislation currently under scrutiny and the number of amendments to regulations affecting the financial services sector that are being considered. With the implementation of MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) including the possible postponement by a year of its application, and with…

  • EU trends in agriculture 2016

    Agriculture today must both mitigate and adapt to global challenges like water shortages, climate change and food insecurity. Industry and policymakers alike are coming up with potential solutions covering a wide breadth, from innovative breakthroughs resulting from digital technologies and industry consolidation, to new laws aimed at protecting farmers and consumers alike. The UN Sustainable…

  • Enabling Connected Cars: Securing the right regulatory environment

    Close cooperation between regulators and the private sector is key to the development of the connected-car market in Europe. This was the main outcome of a roundtable on connected cars organised by FTI Consulting and Linklaters LLP on 16 October 2015. The event brought together representatives of the European institutions and the private sector to…

  • The return of Tsipras

    Sunday’s snap election in Greece has resulted in victory for Syriza and Alexis Tsipras, who returns as Prime Minister with a 7.5% margin over his opponent, New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis. While pre-election polls had them neck and neck, in the end Syriza fell just five seats short of an overall majority and will renew…

  • 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…

  • COP21 – What is in for business in Paris? #COP21

    With only 10 negotiation meetings left until COP21, the Council of the EU notes with concern the slow progress in the run-up to a global climate deal expected in December, in Paris. In our new Energy Flash FTI Consulting’s Energy team looks at some of the (un)official national commitments and how these will provide opportunities…

  • EU attitudes

     FTI Consulting recently completed EU Research with the general population in Estonia, France, Germany, Sweden & the UK in order to seek their view on EU related issues. This is particularly timely given the UK’s own drive for EU reform and inevitable referendum, as well as instability in the Euro primarily as a result of the…

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