British politics caught in zugzwang, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government — By on January 8, 2019 at 7:12 AM

Commentary: British politics caught in zugzwang

By John Nugée in London

The various pro- and anti-Brexit camps in the House of Commons are all caught in a sort of zugzwang, to borrow the phrase from chess – they are safe if they do nothing, but if any camp forces a vote it may end up triggering exactly the outcome it fears most. Theresa May appears to have the initiative, in that she can control the business of the Commons and decide what MPs vote on, when and in what order. But whenever she makes a move, whatever that move is, she risks weakening her position. And she cannot do nothing forever.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Advancing the European regulatory agenda

Thursday 24 January, New York, 13:30 EST 

The euro area has been faced with many challenges over the years, from the sovereign debt crisis and political misalignment, to complications with fiscal integration and banking union.

Covering the European regulatory agenda, Nathalie Aufauvre, director general for financial stability and operations at the Banque de France, will discuss topics including European market infrastructure regulation and Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Request to attend the meeting.


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