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  • Brexit Bowl – A view from South East Asia

    We are back after the summer break. The holidays might be over but the Brexit negotiations continue. This week we have seen the fourth round and evidence of some progress. Elsewhere a German election and lots of political posturing and airy talk – whether in Florence, Brussels or Paris – continue to fuel speculation about…

  • Merkel’s bitter Victory

    Angela Merkel has won a bitter victory in Germany’s general election. On the one hand, her Christian Democrats, expectedly, gained the biggest share of votes by far. On the other hand, the Christian Democrats, unexpectedly, only won 33 per cent of the vote, which is their worst result since 1949, and stands at more than…

  • 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’,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Super Sunday Elections in Germany

    A political earthquake was predicted ahead of voting day in Germany, where regional elections were held in three of the 16 states. Now the dust has settled, and what’s become clear is that nothing much has changed: in all three states, the acting prime ministers are confirmed in office. In this snapshot Martin Kothé, head…

  • Regional elections in Germany

    You don’t say. What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? Dramatic headlines like “Germany votes in crucial state poll test for Angela Merkel”, “Will Germany’s regional elections be the beginning of the end” and ”State elections in Germany, Merkel’s doomsday is approaching” hadn’t failed to create some national and even…

  • 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…

  • Tsipras is right where he wanted to be

    On Thursday 18 June, yet another Eurogroup meeting ended in disappointment, as Greece and its international creditors failed to converge towards a deal that would boost confidence in international markets and end growing speculation that Greece is headed towards the notorious “Grexit” door. Considering that all previous crunch meetings with the SY.RIZ.A government went down…

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