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  • EMA Race to the Finish

    This Brexit sweepstake ensures a hardy field of expectant contenders for one of Europe’s prized agencies. It remains a hard bet to place. If we assume good old politics will work its magic, the best team will not necessarily win. As we near the home stretch, will it be the seasoned work horse dominating the…

  • The FTI Consulting Brexit Healthcare Checklist

    Love it or hate it, there’s no way to avoid Brexit – and with the vote to decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) around the corner, there will be significant challenges ahead for business, patient welfare and the broader healthcare sector in Europe. Are you ready for the big Brexit EMA…

  • PLACE YOUR BETS: FTI CONSULTING’S EMA RELOCATION GAME

    The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes.  London will be a hard act to follow with none of the contenders having a perfect submission.  The six formal selection criteria need to be balanced against the reality of the need…

  • Brexit Bowl – views from Brussels, London and Berlin

    When it comes to Brexit, clarity and certainty for business is a distant prospect. The reading of the tea leaves had been clear for weeks. October was not going to be the moment when Brexit talks would progress to their next stage. Last week’s Brussels European Council – the regular summit of EU leaders –…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What’s next for the EU? – The 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

    The European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 2017. The Treaty of Rome is the bedrock of the longest period of peace the continent has ever experienced. Yet as leaders of the EU celebrate this achievement, multiple challenges lie ahead, ranging from populism, the refugee crisis, Brexit, geopolitical…

  • BREXIT BOWL | The final countdown to triggering Article 50

    It’s lining up to be a significant month for the European Union. The Dutch are holding their much-anticipated general election today with intense focus on the prospects of the far-right leader Geert Wilders. EU Presidents and Prime Ministers – apart from UK PM Theresa May – will gather in Rome on 25 March to celebrate…

  • 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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