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  • FTI Consulting trading challenge

      With the clock ticking, there is much speculation around which legislation will make the cut before a new European Commission and Parliament take the floor. Financial Services remains a sector of heated debate with high volatility and little margin for error. FTI Consulting has hedged its bets on which pieces of legislation may have…

  • O Captain My Captain – Juncker’s State Of The Union

    Among EU observers, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech was highly anticipated and widely expected to be more visionary and personal than in previous years. The speech was indeed much more optimistic and forward looking; Juncker claimed that the EU now had the wind in its sails. In this snapshot, we…

  • It’s the end of trade policy as we know it (or is it?)

    It’s very easy to be extremely pessimistic about Europe’s trade policy these days. From the outside, it would seem to lurch from crisis to crisis. Timing is everything in politics and one has to wonder why on earth the European Commission chose to put the spotlight on the EU-Canada (CETA) deal just days after the…

  • Strasbourg Diary #1 – Listening to the heart of EU’s democracy as terror shut the EU capital down

                      Travelling to Strasbourg for this week’s European Parliament Plenary session felt like a mission. With Brussels under lockdown for the whole weekend and the state of emergency extended, no one really knew what to expect when leaving the security of ones home. Metros shut, schools and…

  • EU drones are taking off

    The European Parliament has adopted a non-binding report on the safe use of drones in civil aviation. Drafted by MEP Jacqueline Foster (ECR, UK), the report highlights that a clear European legal framework is required in order to ensure the development of the European drone sector. Today Europe is the leader in civilian drone operations,…

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