Holger Schmieding

Holger Schmieding is chief economist at Berenberg Bank in London. [United Kingdom] Follow him @Berenberg_Econ

France: Mélenchon for President?

A run-off between the far right and the far left candidates would be a choice between bad and ugly for France and Europe.

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Theresa May’s Very Iffy Brexit Strategy

What can actually be agreed before the UK leaves the EU?

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Britain’s Big Brexit Gamble

This is the worst setback ever for the process of European integration that started with a six-nation coal and steel community in 1952 – but for whom precisely?

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How Britain Punishes Itself

Theresa May’s Brexit plan will do some significant damage to the British economy.

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Italy: 60% Risk That Renzi Loses

Despite potential referendum loss, risk of new elections, bigger political upheaval or Italy leaving the euro is quite low.

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Theresa May Seems To Opt for Hard Brexit

The UK’s Prime Minister’s emerging strategy for a hard Brexit will mean significantly reduced access to the EU market.

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Spain: The Clock Is Ticking

Spanish voters are dismayed with self-absorbed politicians who are determined to hold yet another national election which few voters want.

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Globalization and the West: Coping With the Politics of Anger

What happens when the need for economic adjustment moves from the global South to the North.

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Brexit’s Contagion Risks

Will the British vote to leave the EU embolden anti-European populists elsewhere in Europe?

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The EU, Scotland, UK Triangle

For the time being, EU-27 will consider the Scottish issue as an internal affair of the UK. The EU has enough issues to ponder.

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