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Paul Goldschmidt

Former Director, EU Commission and Member of the Advisory Board of Stand Up for Europe.

Paul Goldschmidt joined Goldman Sachs in New York (1962-1969) and was appointed as a Director of Goldman Sachs International in London (1970-1985).

After seven years as a financial consultant in London and Monaco (1985-1993), he became Director of the “Financial Operations Service,” part of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission (1993-2002).

In that capacity, he played a key role in the harmonization and reform of European financial markets before and during the advent of the euro. He also served on the Board of Directors of the European Investment Fund (2001-2002).

Since his retirement in 2002, he has been writing on European political and financial matters and has actively participated in many international conferences.

He graduated from l’Université Libre de Bruxelles’ Solvay Business School.

Articles by Paul Goldschmidt

Message to UK: Make up Your Mind Now

The EU’s long term interests should prevail over short term accommodation of the UK’s whims.

March 30, 2019

EU-UK: How to Break the Brexit Deadlock

The departure of the UK from the EU would be a blow to the EU’s strategic capabilities. Special action is required to help London over the hump.

January 22, 2019

Brexit: The UK’s Four Options, All Tough

The Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU is full of contradictions.

December 12, 2017

Toward a Europe of the Regions?

The crisis in Catalonia and the European Union's options?

October 25, 2017

One Final Offer From the EU to the UK

As there are no “good” solutions to the Brexit conundrum, it’s time to focus on the practicality of the least “bad” one.

October 17, 2017

François Fillon’s Peculiar European Dance

While Macron wants a “European France,” Fillon aims for the pipedream of a “French Europe.”

February 27, 2017

François Fillon and the EU

The potential future French President’s views on the EU, while still emerging, are a matter of global interest.

December 7, 2016

The EU/Brexit Poker Play: Ten Theses

What is really at stake for both the UK and the EU in the forthcoming negotiations over Brexit.

October 5, 2016

Apple and Caterpillar Game the EU: How to Respond?

An "ever closer Europe” is the only way to curb the exorbitant power of the multinationals and curtail their power to “divide in order to rule.”

September 7, 2016

High Time for Europe to Shed its “Universal Banking Model”

The “Universal Banking Model” has become a threat to economic, financial and social stability.

August 3, 2016

Brexit Means Brexit: May’s Time or May…hem?

Message to London: The UK’s relationship with the EU cannot be reduced to satisfying purely economic and financial interests.

July 22, 2016