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  • Politics and Sport

    Sport and politics have often become inextricably linked. There are numerous high profile historical examples of this ranging from South African sport being boycotted during the apartheid era, Jesse Owens winning in front of Adolf Hitler and Mohammed Ali being banned from boxing due to his refusal to join the US Army. Political issues around…

  • Brexit Bowl – America’s Cure for a Brexit Hangover?

    David Wade, a member of FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications Advisory Group for North America and former Chief of Staff to the State Department, provides a view from the United States on the Brexit decision in this snapshot. He discusses what American policy-makers make of Brexit and why this is so important for the U.S, as…

  • Brexit Bowl 8 July

    Two weeks after the historic United Kingdom (UK) referendum on the European Union (EU) and under the shadow of Brexit, the European Parliament (EP) this week met in Strasbourg, the EP’s official seat, for its final plenary session before the summer recess. Across the English Channel, the political fallout in the UK continues to unfold in dramatic fashion:…

  • BREXIT Post-Weekend European Reaction

    Just over 72 hours after the Brexit referendum, politicians and business far and wide spent the weekend reflecting on the outcome and attempting to anticipate the implications and next steps. In the United Kingdom, the result continues to impact political parties across the divide and throughout the whole of the country. Further developments lie in…

  • A tale of subsidies and regulation: Britain’s farmers and Brexit

    Brexit is the hot topic in Brussels, especially since last week’s plan from European Council President Donald Tusk on how to avoid it. While much time and effort has been spent lobbying the British public, one influential group has yet to officially make up its mind: British farmers. While British farmers as an electorate will…

  • Strasbourg Diary #4: Special Edition, part 1 – Brexit: has EU integration reached its limit?

    Just two weeks ago, MEPs attended the first European Parliament (EP) plenary session of 2016. Two weeks later and with a few exceptions, the main focus of discussions was unchanged: Brexit and the refugee crisis. The plenary began much like all the others. The bell rang at 16:55 on Monday to announce the first item…

  • Brexit: the views of Cameron’s counterparts

    With a referendum definitely on the cards, Brexit has become a distinct possibility. In 2014 David Cameron managed to win the Scottish referendum to keep one union together – will he be able win another to keep Britain in the EU? Keeping his EU partners on side will be key – but what are their…

  • COP21 – The EU’s second chance

    For the European Union (EU), the efforts towards a global climate agreement are more than just a political priority. Climate change is the guiding theme for many policies and early on the EU had the ambition to be the global leader in the fight against climate change. Consequently, the EU has introduced many far-reaching measures…

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: time for business to take a leadership role

    Over the past few months, the debate about the passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has rapidly intensified. Originally conceived as a free trade deal designed to remove artificial barriers between the economies of the European Union and the United States, the debate on the policy has been plagued by misinformation and…

  • EU renegotiations – What should we realistically expect

    FTI Consulting UK Public Affairs Snapshot – UK EU Renegotiation With the Conservatives now safely back in office for another five years and their pledge to hold a referendum on EU membership now a reality, speculation has turned to what form the government’s renegotiation will take. Will the Prime Minister deliver meaningful change or leave…

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