Public Affairs

  • Brexit, Energy and Ireland

    One year on from the UK’s vote to leave the EU, FTI Consulting hosted a high-level panel discussion in Dublin on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s energy markets and security. The panel comprised Colin Spain, who established and leads Gaelectric’s Energy Trading and Markets Services team and is responsible…

  • Strasbourg Blog #5: Europe’s Getting Its Act Together?

    As always, last week was a busy week in Strasbourg. While MEPs and the European Commission celebrated the end of roaming charges (but forgot to mention the many exceptions), discussions on the future of Europe and its place in the world continued in the plenary. Among the many topics raised, discussions on the euro, global…

  • Estonian EU Council Presidency

    Estonia will take over the role of Presidency of the Council of the EU from Malta on 1 July 2017, their first since joining the EU alongside their Baltic neighbours in 2004. Their presidency’s slogan – “Unity through Balance” – shows Estonia intends to fully embrace its role to find agreement among very diverse national…

  • Bulgaria’s New Government – What, If Anything, Has Changed?

    Last week Bulgaria’s National Assembly approved the composition of the new government, following the victory of the centre-right party, GERB, at the snap elections held on 26 March 2017. Following the election, GERB’s leader, Boyko Borisov, became Prime Minister for the third time in eight years. GERB failed to secure an absolute majority at the…

  • Brexit – Article 50: The Final Countdown

    The two year countdown to the UK’s exit from the EU has now begun. Prime Minister Theresa May today formally notified the European Council President of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the EU Treaty. Notification means that formal exit negotiations between the UK and the EU can…

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