Public Affairs

  • 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…

  • Italy: Our thoughts on the new government

    Last night, almost three months after the Italian general election, the President, Sergio Mattarella, appointed a new political government supported by the Five Star Movement and the League. The government’s mandate comes into effect later today and will be led by Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister, while the leaders of the two abovementioned parties (Di…

  • Macron in the EU Parliament – Europe’s last hope

    Europe is facing unprecedented challenges with divisions along multiple fault-lines; Brexit, increasing nationalism and a general fascination with anti-liberal ideas. Macron, whose Presidency is proof that the strongest populist threats can be overcome, is probably Europe’s last hope. Therefore, his speech in the European Parliament on the future of Europe was preceded by high expectations,…

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