Holger Schmieding

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

Merkel’s Exit?

Quirky SPD race could decide Angela Merkel’s fate.

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The Brexit Saga: Seven Lessons for the EU

The lessons that the EU will – hopefully – draw from Brexit should give it a good chance to weather other storms.

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Johnson’s New Deal: Not Good Enough

The UK’s new Brexit plan raises five EU concerns.

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Brexit Flash: Boris Versus Parliament

Suspending parliament would accentuate the hard Brexit risk and the UK’s constitutional crisis.

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EU Politics: A Narrow Vote for Progress

Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes — but only modestly so.

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Greece: A Solid Base for Reform

The European Commission should grant Greece short-term fiscal leeway under the condition that Mitsotakis indeed delivers the promised reforms.

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Four Reasons Why von der Leyen Can Prevail

Despite some obstacles, it is likely that Ursula von der Leyen will lead the next European Commission.

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EU: A Workable Deal on the Top Jobs

A deal on how to fill the top jobs in Europe is almost across the line. The actual candidates however are somewhat surprising.

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Boris or Jeremy: Expect No Present from the EU

Boris Johnson would face a specific handicap in his talks with Brussels. The desire to grant him any concession is virtually zero.

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Germany’s Greens: Long Wave or Short Hype?

Buoyed by its recent election success, could Germany’s Green Party claim the chancellorship when Merkel leaves office?

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