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Ana
Martínez

Practice Lead, EU Policy
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Ana

Ana leads Global Counsel’s practice on member states’ policy and politics. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ana was a policy analyst in several organisations in Brussels and Madrid reporting on developments in the EU institutions and member states. She also has experience in the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for External Policies and the British Embassy in Spain.

Ana advises clients on how politics, regulation and policymaking in EU member states create risks and opportunities, and identifies strategies to help businesses meet these challenges. She also focuses on horizontal policy issues and political developments in the EU institutions and how these interact with the priorities of EU capitals.

Latest Insights by Ana Martínez

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The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?

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After the difficult negotiations of the longest ever EU summit, EU leaders agreed last week on a €750 billion recovery fund and at least one new EU tax. Some called it a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union. Practice Lead Denzil Davidson and Senior Associate Ana Martínez examine what was agreed, the politics that got us here, the disputes that still haven’t been…

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What comes after Spain’s election?

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

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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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