Holger Schmieding

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

Brexit Mess: The EU Angle

A short eight-week delay to adjust the joint statement on post-Brexit relations accordingly would be fine for the EU27.

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A Contrarian Call on France

Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.

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Trump Upping the Ante on US-EU Trade

Will the US and EU find a compromise on trade to avert a head-on clash?

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Brexit: The UK’s Fundamental Miscalculations on Europe

Any final Brexit deal will come with a lot of cherry picking.
But it will be EU that will do the picking – not the UK.

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Macron = Renzi? Probably Not

Macron has two advantages over Matteo Renzi: A solid majority in parliament and the ability to give protesters some fiscal concessions.

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Trouble for Macron?

Facing yellow vests, Macron does not see red yet.

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German Politics: Advantage “Mini-Merkel”

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is widely seen as being close to Merkel. She seems to benefit from a little “Merkel nostalgia.”

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The Global Economy as a Wild Card?

How is Europe impacted by transatlantic and U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and by trade with China itself?

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Germany: Merz in Pole Position

How is the race to succeed Angela Merkel at the helm of the CDU, Germany’s largest party, shaping up?

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German Politics: It Could Have Been Worse

The centre-right CSU and the centre-left SPD lost the state election in Bavaria. This spells some trouble for Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU-SPD coalition in Berlin.

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