UK Snap Elections

The view from Brussels

Carsten Nickel

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Carsten Nickel, Managing Director and Deputy Director of Research at Teneo Intelligence discusses the Brussel’s viewpoint on the UK Snap Elections and how it affects the EU’s Brexit negotiations.

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Based in Brussels, Mr. Nickel covers political risk in Western Europe, with a focus on Brexit, the EU institutions, and Germany. Apart from continuous work on the eurozone crisis he has also provided analysis of Europe’s sanctions policy against Russia.

Mr. Nickel has been a regular commentator on issues of German and European politics for a variety of media outlets including the BBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Nickel served as an Analyst in the Europe practice of Eurasia Group, where he was responsible for the coverage of German-speaking Europe. Earlier, he worked for a reputation risk consultancy in London and for a member of the German Bundestag in Berlin.

Mr. Nickel holds a DPhil in Politics from St Antony’s College Oxford and an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He also received an MA in Social Sciences as well as a BA in Politics and German Philology from Ruhr University Bochum.