Europe

BGA Cable: Brexit Endspiel – Vier Szenarien

Downloadable PDF Version (in German language) Am 14. November ist der Text des Brexitvertrags bekannt geworden, auf den sich die EU und Großbritannien geeinigt haben. Bevor er in Kraft treten kann, muss er die politische Billigung beider Seiten erhalten. Auf EU-Seite ist die Zustimmung des Europäischen Rates und des Europäischen Parlaments erforderlich. Der Rat soll …

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BGA Partner Ben Hodges featured on ZDF

BGA Partner Ben Hodges was featured on Maybrit Illner’s television panel titled “Schutzmacht ade – muss Europa aufrüsten?” (“Goodbye protective power – should Europe upgrade?”) on ZDF.  Also participating on the panel was German Minister of Defense Ursula Von der Leyen, former German Minister of Economics Oskar Lafontaine, Wolfgang Ischinger, the former German Ambassador to …

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BGA Partner Ben Hodges’ op-ed on Trump’s approach at NATO in NPR

BGA Partner Ben Hodges produced an opinion piece published in NPR’s blog following the latest NATO Summit in Brussels. Ben gives his first hand account of US President Donald Trump’s “wrecking ball” approach to the summit as well his efforts to alienate some of the US’ most dependable allies, namely Germany, over increased defense spending. …

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BGA Cable: U.S. Iran Sanctions – What Investors Can Do Now

New US sanctions threat increases business uncertainty for Iran Iran has become an important investment destination for many European companies that now face major uncertainty because of President Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) and to re-impose US sanctions against Iran: The U.S. Departments …

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BGA Cable: Transatlantic Tensions Continue

The Situation In the footsteps of French President Macron, Chancellor Merkel travelled to Washington last week for her second working visit to President Trump. Both had the same message in their luggage, but neither Macron’s charm campaign nor Mrs. Merkel’s rational persuasion was successful. Trump has not agreed to the desired permanent suspension of the …

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BGA Cable: US-German relations

The Situation Chancellor Merkel’s forthcoming visit to Washington this week, on the heels of President Macron, will focus on enforcing a permanent suspension of steel tariffs for the EU. However, this trip will be challenging as the relationship between Trump and Merkel is not characterized by a lot of sympathy. The US President’s willingness to …

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BGA’s Todd Williamson writes column on Brexit impact for EU companies in the Berlin Policy Journal

BGA Consultant Todd Williamson wrote a column titled “Passport Denied?” for the Berlin Policy Journal’s Red Herrings & Black Swans series. The piece takes an inverse look at Brexit, highlighting the political risks Europe based companies face ahead of the pending UK divorce from the EU. Broken down into three categories: hard Brexit, soft Brexit, …

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