Posts for EU

Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel

Friday, 17th February 2017

Dear Fred,
Hot tip of the week – buy shares in Manitobah Mukluks quick! What, you’ve never heard of them? That’s because the EU has been slapping a whopping 17% tariff on these indigenously-sourced Canadian winter boots.

Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel

Friday, 20th January 2017

The film La La Land is the hot tip for the Oscars this year. My dictionary offers two handy definitions for the term: “a place renowned for its frivolous activity” and “a euphoric dreamlike mental state detached from the harsher realities of life”. Read more...

Views on Brexit: Italy

Monday, 09th January 2017

The new Italian Government headed by Gentiloni strongly favours European integration, will this impact the Italian reaction to Brexit? Our partner FB & Associati tell us what they think. Read more...
Postcard from Strasbourg

Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel

Friday, 16th December 2016

Dear Fred,
The race for the presidency is hotting up as another candidate joins the already crowded race. Following on the heels of Antonio Tajani’s coronation by the EPP group, the Greens have decided to send a Brit in to sort out the mess. Read more...

Italy’s new Gentiloni Government

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

The third and final instalment from our Partner, FB & Associati, looks at the varied backgrounds of Italy's new Government, headed by new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Read more...

The challenges ahead for Italy

Thursday, 08th December 2016

Our Italian partner FB & Associati provide an update on the current political situation now that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned. Read more...