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Let's Talk EU

This series provides a guide to the economic and policy developments within the European Union (EU) and is a must-listen for any student, policy maker, legislator, economist, or corporate strategist seeking a greater understanding of the opportunities, risks, and emerging policy initiatives that will affect the 330 million consumers living there and the companies doing or seeking to do business there.

These podcasts are delivered by Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Benefit from Ms. Kamerling’s six-year odyssey of working with the EU commission and the EU parliament, from advocacy to implementation of key economic and regulatory issues. Along the way Ms. Kamerling shares the unique perspectives she’s gained regarding the body politic that is the EU, describing its wonder, in some respects its majesty, and the perils it faces.

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 163,000 CFA Charterholders worldwide in 163 markets. For more information visit, follow on social @MarketIntegrity and @JosinaKamerling or connect with Josina on LinkedIn.

May 22, 2019

What will happen on the fateful dates of May 23-26, the period set down for elections throughout the EU member states? Though it’s not always easy to see, the European Union has been built on consensus. Achieving consensus has never been easy or pretty, but it’s the bedrock of the EU. And in an era of rapid change—Brexit, new political parties, new regional alliances, and changing U.S. policies—it’s also the driving force behind what appears to be politically intractable gridlock.

But according to Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, consensus will be the savior, not the undoing of the EU. In this episode, she explains why there’s too much at stake for Europe’s leaders not to come to the table once again to solve their myriad political and economic challenges.