Holger Schmieding

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

Your 12 Point Guide to the German Elections

Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.

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Spain’s Catalan Independence Intermezzo

As much as quite a few Catalans may want independence from Spain, it is practically impossible. But more regional autonomy is certainly possible.

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Germany’s SPD: To Serve or Not to Serve under Merkel?

The election and subsequent choice of coalition matter. But the differences between the various options are modest rather than stark.

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The German Consensus Machine

Don’t look for major policy changes in Germany after the September 24 federal elections.

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Crunch Time in Paris

Will Macron deliver? And what will French economic reforms mean for all of Europe?

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German Political Update: Merkel’s Choice

Angela Merkel looks set for a comfortable win in next month’s German elections. But which coalition partner will she choose?

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The Germans Follow Keynes’ Advice!

If anything, the German Problem is complacency, not the current account surplus.

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UK: Abdicating a Proud Legacy

Britain’s political situation and its long-term economic outlook have become more precarious than they have been at any time since the late 1970s.

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Italy: Another Downer for the Populist Wave in Europe

Beppe Grillo’s Five Stars movement loses some of its lustre.

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Italy: Snap Elections in Late September?

Is Renzi putting his personal electoral interests over those of his country? And will his gamble pay off?

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