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Anikó
Zsebik

Senior Associate
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Aniko Zsebik

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

Poland: a test case for EU's rule of law

General Politics

What do recent events in Poland tell us about the rule of law in the EU? Stephen Adams, Anikó Zsebik and Denzil Davidson look at how the question of EU-level legislation has collided with current events in Poland and what it means for other member states and the wider debate on sovereignty.

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Has the EU-Polish rule of law standoff reached a tipping point?

General Politics

For several years tensions around the conduct of the PiS government have buffeted bilateral relations between Warsaw and Brussels and other members of the European Council without quite reaching breaking point. In part this is because both sides have tiptoed around pushing it there. However, in the wake of the Polish Constitutional Court’s (PCC) ruling on the supremacy of…

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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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