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Roberto
Robles

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Roberto Robles

Roberto is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s Europe team. He has worked in the European Parliament in Brussels, as a researcher on climate and security policy for a European foreign policy think tank in Madrid, and in the EU delegation in Bangkok.

At Global Counsel, Roberto works across Global Counsel’s European projects, particularly on technology, telecoms, and the sharing economy, helping clients understand political and policy change and advising their engagement at a European, national, and local level. He is an expert in the politics of the EU - with a focus on the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy - and a specialist in analysing polling data. Roberto also leads on Global Counsel’s online and offline data visualisation.

Latest Insights by Roberto Robles

General Politics

Italy, and why not all political negotiations are equal

General Politics

Signs are clearly pointing to the two winners of Italy’s 4 March election – the Five Star Movement and Lega – being able to work together, and it is looking increasingly likely they will seek to reach some sort of governing arrangement. But, despite successfully reaching an agreement on the speakers for the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate last week, they will find that…

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Political lessons from Madrid to Berlin

General Politics

After the withdrawal of the liberal FDP from coalition negotiations, German politics is faced with a similar dilemma to Spain in 2015-2016: an inconclusive set of elections, the unwillingness of the centre-left to support the incumbent centre-right Prime Minister, and ultimately the possibility of another set of elections. In both instances, it was up to social democrats…

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Sicily and the perils of going it alone

General Politics

Last Sunday’s regional elections in Sicily were the last major electoral test ahead of Italy’s general elections next spring, and they do not bode well for the Five Star Movement. The party had high hopes of winning the contest, in a region that saw the party’s best results in the 2013 general elections. After its victories in Rome and Turin in 2016, winning Sicily’s…

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Could Italy see the return of Berlusconi?

General Politics

Sunday’s Italian municipal election results demonstrated one of the golden rules of Italian politics – never underestimate Il Cavaliere. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party Forza Italia and its ally, Lega Nord, had a string of very good results in some of Italy’s largest cities, with victory in the erstwhile left-wing stronghold of Genoa being the most…

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