Elections Update: Greece and Belgium

May 22, 2014

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.


China-EU trade relations

April 9, 2014

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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Spain’s Transparency Law

October 3, 2013

In September, Spain passed its first freedom of information law, an important step in the country’s attempts to counter corruption. In this podcast, we discuss the implications for business.


German Elections 2013

September 12, 2013

David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe looks ahead to next week's general elections in Germany.


Turkish Spring?

June 6, 2013

Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks analyst for Turkey discusses the potential long and short term implications of the protests we have seen across the country.


Italian Elections 2013: Elections update

April 25, 2013

David Lea, Senior Europe Analyst at Control Risks discusses the progress in Italy on the appointment of a new Prime Minister.


Ceasefire in Turkey

April 23, 2013

In this podcast, Jonathan Friedman, Control Risks analyst for Turkey discusses the security environment in the country following the recent announcement of a ceasefire by the PKK.


Italian elections 2013: Implications for Italy and the Eurozone

February 26, 2013

Following the results of the latest election, Control Risks Italy analyst David Lea discusses what the results mean both for Italy and the Eurozone.


RiskMap 2013: Key developments in the Eurozone in 2013

December 14, 2012

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.