Snow boots and business cards – Dos for planning a trip to the World Economic Forum

Whether you have been before, are making a first time trip or are simply considering getting involved, the World Economic Forum in Davos isn’t quite like any other event of its kind. Back in January the FTI Brussels team organised a major client event on-site and with a packed room at the Belvedere hotel –…

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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’,…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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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Europe’s E-Privacy Regulation: A balanced approach for privacy and innovation?

On 10 January the Commission put forward its E-Privacy proposal that seeks to address the privacy of electronic communications. In particular it sets the parameters through which one’s online communication can be access and used. The Commission has chosen a privacy oriented approach, addressing the issue from an end-user perspective. For industry the proposal sets new…

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EU data economy: Let the data flow… or maybe not?

As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has proposed a Communication on 10 January outlining policy and legal solutions that will unleash the EU’s data economy. Initial reactions by industry showed disappointment with the Communication across many sectors. What does the new Communication add to the ongoing controversial debate on data?…

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