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  • #FashionTech – where fashion meets technology

      Paris has long laid claim to being home of the global fashion industry, and with the start of the French capital’s 3rd FashionTech Week today it has cemented that position even further. Fashion is one of the many traditional sectors being disrupted for the better by new technologies. The FashionTech Week will see many…

  • 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…

  • Are Member States up for their fiscal revolution?

    “At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution,” said Thomas Piketty in his groundbreaking Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Indeed, the Ancien Régime was eradicated in France by abolishing fiscal privileges of the social elites and led to the establishment of a much-needed modern system of taxation. Today, the rules for…

  • 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…

  • Time to put some oxygen into the oxi

    With Sunday’s vote, Tsipras has generated some significant political capital which he must now spend wisely in the next stage of negotiations. But for all parties around the negotiating table, it’s time to put some oxygen into Greeks’ oxi, say FTI Consulting’s Constantine Levoyannis, George Candon and Hans Hack. The major wager Probably the only…

  • What price medicine? A non-Brussels perspective on the EU’s role in shaping medicine prices.

    As part of our Healthy Thinking Series, on Tuesday 05 May FTI Consulting organised a debate on the role of the EU in the pricing and procurement of medicines. In order to broaden our perspective and move away from what can often be a technical debate we invited two speakers from outside the Brussels bubble,…

  • Happy International Women’s Day

    As Germany introduces female quotas to non-executive boards, on the occasion of Interntional Women’s Day FTI Consulting’s Kerstin Duhme wonders if this is the best way to “make it happen” . As of 2016 more than 100 listed companies in Germany will have to allot 30% of seats on non-executive boards to women and another…

  • Greek elections: Fear. Anger. Hope?

    Left-wing Syriza is primed to win power in next Sunday’s general elections in Greece, causing something of a political earthquake not just within Greece, but also without. Syriza has been vocal in talking up renegotiating Greece’s bailout terms and significantly increasing public spending to help those worst hit by austerity measures. Will this mean a…

  • Taking Control of the Tax Policy Agenda

    Taxation and how corporates deal with it has become an increasingly topical issue and a real threat. In today’s climate, staying strictly within the letter of the law is not enough, as FTI Consulting’s tax experts in Brussels and London explain

  • Through the front door – the need to manage competition investigations

    While at the International Bar Association conference in Tokyo recently I found myself, not for the first time, having to explain what it is I do for a living. When I was a competition lawyer it was easy: I advised on competition law. When I was at the Office of Fair Trading it was easy:…

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