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Anikó
Zsebik

Senior Associate
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Aniko

Anikó is a Senior Associate in the Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia practice. She has more than a decade of experience in political and public policy analysis, chiefly focusing on investment promotion, European integration, cross-cutting issues in international development cooperation and political communication. She has advised senior politicians and policymakers in her various roles in the Hungarian foreign service and the EEAS, working in Hungary, Belgium, Japan, and most recently in the UK.  

At Global Counsel, Anikó works with clients from the pharmaceutical, financial services, telecommunications and energy and sectors to advise them on political and policy developments in the Baltic, Central European and Western Balkan regions.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Supporting an international pharma client in better understanding and navigating political, macroeconomic and policy developments in 16 markets across Central and Eastern Europe.  
  • Advising corporates and trade associations on the impact stemming from the political risks associated with the negotiations of the EU budget. 
  • Working with a telecommunication company to identify government plans and funding sources for the introduction of an advanced technology in Poland and Romania.
     

Latest Insights by Anikó Zsebik

General Politics

Navigating Russian and Chinese “vaccine diplomacy” in the CEE and Western Balkans

General Politics

The covid-19 vaccine rollout in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Western Balkans, has not been immune to politicisation. Vaccination is seen as a powerful tool to accelerate post-covid economic recovery alongside stimulus packages, but with Russia and China getting involved, some compare it to the debate on national security concerns about critical infrastructure…

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General Politics

Europe’s post-2008 political fragmentation is being tested

General Politics

The emergence of fragmented political landscapes has been an increasingly shared phenomena in European capitals in the past decade. The financial crisis was a profound shock for many European traditional centre-left and centre-right parties, which were dropped by the electorates both for their handling of the crisis and its aftermath. In their wake, smaller, often less…

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General Politics

Money, power and respect in the EU’s latest crisis

General Politics

After relief at the agreement on EU spending priorities for 2021-27, the Brussels establishment was caught off-guard last week by vetoes from Hungary and Poland over the obscure-sounding “rule of law conditionality”. A requirement of the European Parliament and of a qualified majority of member states, this affects a tiny proportion of the €1.8 trn package, effectively…

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