While most attention is being drawn on the European elections, Charles Hecker, Global Research Director, and David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe look at two other countries which are voting both in those elections and also domestically this week. Greece and Belgium.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's recent first tour of Europe concluded with a speech in which he said that he had come to build a bridge across the Eurasian continent and reiterated China's desire for a free-trade deal with the EU. Whilst there has been some improvement in relations recently with agreement on trade disputes relating to solar panels and access to the telecommunications sector, in this podcast, Jonathan Friedman, Europe security and political risk analyst for Control Risks assesses the prospects for further agreements on trade.
About the presenter
Jonathan is the lead political analyst for the EU and Turkey at Control Risks, where he advises private clients on political, operational and security risks in the region.
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Following the results of the latest election, Control Risks Italy analyst David Lea discusses what the results mean both for Italy and the Eurozone.
Davide Lea, senior Europe analyst has the unenviable task of predicting what might be the outcomes and implications of some of the key developments in the Eurozone in 2013.