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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

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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Unintended consequences of Italy's fiscal reprieve

General Politics

During the Eurogroup meeting on February 11th, the European Commission is expected to present a detailed account of its decision to halt the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) against Italy. The back and forth between Brussels and Rome at the end of last year kept some of us at the edge of our seat. But the EDP was not only an existential crisis for Rome and the euro zone…

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Spain's European reinvention?

General Politics

I have just spent an interesting week in Madrid talking with people from every part of the political spectrum. There was a lot of talk of Spain flexing its muscles more in Europe. In the background to these conversations, Spain was pushing hard for – and got – concessions from the UK over Gibraltar that prompted Pedro Sánchez to trail the prospect of co-sovereignty for…

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One Eurosceptic movement, many platforms?

General Politics

In Sweden’s general election this weekend, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) are projected to win approximately 20% of votes. This will make them the second largest party in the country – the result of a swift rise that will dramatically impact Sweden’s political landscape. It echoes a similar surge from anti-establishment and Eurosceptic parties seen in the…

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