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Foreign Investment Screening and the China Factor – Memo

New protectionism or new European standards? CLASSIFICATION: EXTERNAL SOURCES: consultations with officials in Brussels and key European capitals; open sources Download the report in PDF here November 16th 2017 Executive Summary Chinese businesses have increased and diversified their direct investment at an exponential rate throughout Europe. In Germany alone, the increase was ten-fold in 2016 […]

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Rasmussen and Vershbow: the UN should test Russian sincerity for a Donbas peacekeeping force

Leading friends of Ukraine Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Alexander Vershbow are urging the UN Security Council to agree a credible peacekeeping and stabilisation force to help restore Ukraine’s sovereignty. President Putin this week reversed his long-standing opposition to a UN presence in eastern Ukraine, which was put forward already in 2015 by President Poroshenko. However, […]

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Theresa May’s Balancing Act

Writing in Berlingske Business, Rasmussen Global Director of Media, James Holtum, argues that businesses seeking to understand the British government’s Brexit strategy should keep a close eye on a group of strategically-minded Conservative MPs. Danish businesses trying to understand Britain’s Brexit strategy should not overlook the role Conservative Members of Parliament play in setting the […]

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#Ukrainereform: much achieved, more to do.

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit, Rasmussen Global has produced a series of graphics and a short memo outlining how the reform process in Ukraine is bringing benefits. Rasmussen Global’s Ukraine Initiative seeks to promote the reform process in Ukraine at every opportunity. Scroll down for more information and to download a memo on Ukraine reforms.

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Pourquoi l’Ukraine devrait faire partie des priorités du Président Macron/Why Ukraine should move to the top of Macron’s in-tray

Le Président Macron ne doit pas laisser passer l’occasion de sortir du statut quo dans lequel la guerre en Ukraine s’est embourbée, entrainant une dégradation des relations avec la Russie. En échange de son investissement politique, le Président Macron peut mettre en valeur la force transformatrice de l’Europe sur son voisinage, mettre fin à un […]

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La paix en Ukraine a besoin du leadership de Macron

Lundi 26/6/17 — La président Macron rencontrera son homologue ukrainien lundi prochain à Paris. Selon Fabrice Pothier, directeur du projet Ukraine chez Rasmussen Global, cela pourrait être l’occasion de relancer les accords de Minsk. Ancien directeur de la politique à l’OTAN et fondateur de Carnegie Europe, M. Pothier souligne que le processus de Minsk est […]

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Trump the deal-maker should invest in Ukraine

President Trump can address his Russia headache – and lay the groundwork for improved relations with Moscow – when he meets the Ukrainian President tomorrow, according to a former NATO Secretary General. Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is calling on President Trump to invest time into his relations in Ukraine, which will create new […]

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Brexit: Denmark to give its perspective  

The uncertain UK General Election result has left many European allies asking what kind of Brexit the UK will seek, and whether it is in a position to open negotiations. A conference in Copenhagen this Tuesday morning will discuss the Danish perspective with speakers including Denmark’s Finance Minister, a former Prime Minister and Secretary General of […]

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Macron and Merkel can make the EU strong again

Writing in Danish business newspaper Berlingske, Rasmussen Global Senior Adviser in Berlin, Olaf Böhnke, has given his assessment of Macron’s election, and its implications for the future of the EU. He wrote: By Olaf Böhnke, Seniorrådgiver (Berlin) In eleven years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel’s key project, the European integration process, has consistently come under fire. […]

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WSJ: Invest in Counterterrorism to Reinvigorate NATO

NATO leaders should agree to establish a common, billion-dollar counterterrorism fund, and to set up a fully operational counterterror and training headquarters, Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues in an opinion editorial for the Wall Street Journal Europe. He said: “Instead of limiting ambition, European leaders should encourage it. They could meet both of Mr. Trump’s demands […]

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Macron doit « réorienter les intérêts stratégiques de la France vers l’Est »

Dans une tribune au « Monde », l’ancien secrétaire général de l’OTAN et ancien premier ministre danois explique pourquoi l’Europe centrale doit constituer une priorité pour Paris. Emmanuel Macron a personnellement fait les frais de l’influence invisible et délétère de la Russie sur la campagne présidentielle française, que ce soit à travers un soutien ouvert à Marine […]

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Only Trump Can Go to Ukraine

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues that President Trump needs to articulate a strong policy on Russia and find a new formula for engagement. He concludes: “For Moscow it could mean the end of economic sanctions; and for President Trump it could be the gambit that finally puts his Russia demons to […]

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New report: No Ill Effects on U.S. Economy Found For Continued Pressure on Kremlin

New research released today shows that the sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine have been effective in pressuring and punishing the aggressor, although stronger sanctions would be necessary to further prevent Russian disruptive actions and resolve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The report, written by independent sanctions experts and commissioned by Rasmussen Global, […]

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Message to Trump and Merkel: Don’t forget Crimea

“Russia’s aggressive actions cannot be forgiven, and Crimea cannot be forgotten” – that is the message from former NATO chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, ahead of Chancellor Merkel’s visit to President Trump and the three-year anniversary of Crimea’s illegal occupation by Russia. The Friends of Ukraine group of former heads of state and government, and senior officials has […]

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