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Ana
Martínez

Senior Associate
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Ana Martinez

Ana is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s Europe Team. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ana reported on policy developments in the EU and its member states, and published policy recommendations on a wide range of issues including Brexit, security and defence, citizen participation and the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Ana also previously worked at the British Embassy in Spain and the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for External Policies. She has a background in journalism and has reported on international affairs for Spanish and U.S. media. Working as a freelance researcher, Ana published articles and analyses on matters concerning the EU and the Middle East for El País and Spanish think tanks.

At Global Counsel, Ana advises clients on EU public policy and political developments, including key events such as the European Parliament elections.

Latest Insights by Ana Martínez

General Politics

What comes after Spain’s election?

General Politics

Following an afternoon event, Senior Associate Ana Martínez is joined by Charles Powell, director of think tank Real Instituto Elcano, and Laura Bardone, country head for Spain in the European Commission's DG ECFIN, to discuss the outcomes of the recent Spanish elections and potential policies of a left-wing government and what it means for Spain’s ambitions in the EU.

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General Politics

Will von der Leyen succeed in maintaining the balance of power in the institutions?

General Politics

Ursula von der Leyen is a President already in some ways defined by compromise and balance. When member states were unable to agree on the principle of nominating one of the European Parliament’s Spitzenkandidaten, she was chosen to fill the role. Margrethe Vestager and Frans Timmermans hold the highest positions in her team in order to broadly balance the interests of…

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General Politics

Will Ursula von der Leyen’s weak start matter?

General Politics

Ursula von der Leyen’s narrow win on Tuesday - just nine seats above the required majority – has widely been interpreted as a sign of trouble ahead for her commission and its ability to push through legislation. But is this right? There are some reasons to think it might not be.

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