Public Affairs

  • Brexit Bowl – Views from European Capitals

    Multi-tasking’s the name of the game for today’s European Union leaders. While Brexit might be one of the top issues for some EU officials, it’s by no means the only challenge requiring political attention, causing uncertainty and unpredictability amongst business across Europe and beyond. A new US President openly questioning the validity of their ‘project’,…

  • Brexit & Broadcasting – The UK’S Role As A European Hub

    The Audio Visual Media Services Directive – AVMSD – has been the cornerstone of EU television broadcasting since its introduction in 1989 (as the Television Without Frontiers Directive). AVMSD established the Country of Origin (COO) principle, enabling providers to broadcast across the whole of the EU once they have established themselves in one MS –…

  • Europe’s Brexit Task Forces: The Who’s Who Guide

    In this Brexit Snapshot, FTI Consulting examines the key players that will shape the positions of some of the most influential EU Member States. Often shunning the limelight, these individuals will play a crucial role in determining the approach that their leader takes in the final negotiations. While a broad range of ministries will engage…

  • Antonio Tajani – Newly Elected President of the European Parliament

      Antonio Tajani is a member of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the  new President of the European Parliament. Most recently he served as one of the fourteen vice-presidents of the European Parliament. Tajani has built a long-standing career within the EP, working as an MEP between 1994 and 2008. Throughout his nearly 18…

  • Brexit Means Hard Brexit: The UK’s Negotiating Strategy

    “Brexit means Brexit”. Since Theresa May became British Prime Minister in July last year, the phrase has become almost synonymous with perceptions of her broader approach to leadership – firm in tone, steely in appearance yet somehow lacking in specific detail. Today Theresa May delivered her landmark speech outlining the United Kingdom’s approach to negotiating…

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