Nota Bene Episode 81: European Check In: How the EU is Dealing with the Pandemic’s Economic Fallout with Oliver Heinisch
Given the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the European Union (EU) and all over the world, we’re exploring the current economic and political climate of the various member states.
Joining Michael for this conversation is Oliver Heinisch. Oliver is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group in the firm's London office. Oliver advises on all areas of EU, UK and German competition law with a focus on international cartel and abuse of dominance procedures including related antitrust litigation matters as well as merger control law. He also regularly advises clients on questions relating to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
What We Discuss in This Episode:
- What was on the agenda for the European Union prior to the coronavirus pandemic and how were these plans impacted?
- How did the investigation into the European Central Bank fare?
- How has the stress of the pandemic affected the various member states of the European Union?
- Are Poland and Hungary likely to break away from the EU given their obvious disagreements with various EU policies?
- Will Germany emerge as a powerhouse following the pandemic?
- Is there likely to be a divide in the EU between the north and the south with respect to the response and recovery following COVID-19?
- What is the latest update on Brexit?
- How will the pandemic affect the Eastern countries’ positions and strength in the global order?
- What is the view of the United States and how we have handled the crisis by the United Kingdom and the EU?