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Alessandro
Gangarossa

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Alessandro

Alessandro is an Associate in Global Counsel’s Brussels team. Alessandro has a Masters in Economics and International Policies. He previously worked in the trade department of a foreign consulate in Milan, in the institutional relations department of an Italian bank and for a European trade association in Brussels.

At Global Counsel, Alessandro advises clients on policy, regulatory and political developments at EU level and across member states, with a particular focus on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. He specialises in international trade policy and supports GC’s energy practice.

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Transatlantic reprieve? Implications of a Biden presidency for EU-US trade

Trade & Manufacturing

This week’s decision by the EU to hold off on retaliatory tariffs against US subsidies to the aircraft manufacturer Boeing is a sign of Brussels’ interest in working towards resetting transatlantic relations after the US elections. The possibility of a new president in the White House potentially means reduced trade tensions with the EU. But those thinking that this reset…

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Dombrovskis and trade: strategic enabler?

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The European Commission’s executive vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, has now formally taken on his new responsibilities as trade commissioner. His appointment raises the trade portfolio to the same level as the executive vice presidencies leading on the green and digital transitions. EU trade policy will be seen as strategically instrumental to deliver on the…

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The centre loses – again: three lessons from Italy’s ballot box results

General Politics

Last week Italy overwhelmingly approved proposals to reduce the size of its parliament with a 70%-30% referendum vote. Six major regions also elected local governments, which yield real power in Italy. These delivered a tie between the centre-left coalition and the right-of-centre bloc, each securing three regions. The elections and the referendum offered almost the…

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The politics behind investment screening in the post-covid EU

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One year after the EU adopted its first framework on foreign investment screening, the covid-19 crisis is prompting EU capitals to tighten their investment screening mechanisms in material ways. In many cases, these changes are an acceleration of an existing trend rather than genuine emergency measures – and as such may point towards a structural rather than a temporary…

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