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Roundtable event examines impact of Franco-German alliance revival


Jean-Marc Trouille, Senior Lecturer in European Business Management at the Faculty of Management and Law, was an expert contributor to a roundtable event examining the revival of the Franco-German tandem.

The event, which took place at Gatehouse Advisory Partners, London, on 20 July 2017, set out for the business community the potential impact of the revival of the Franco-German alliance on EU reform, on Brexit negotiations, and on future relations with the UK.

Gatehouse Advisory Partners is a geopolitical consultancy advising corporates and investment funds on the way in which national and international developments may affect their business, markets and clients. The event was attended by CEO Chairmen, Heads of strategy, corporate relations and supply chains, and portfolio managers.

The panel consisted of:

Expert Contributors

  • Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung London office
  • Sir Peter Ricketts, the UK’s first National Security Adviser (2010-12) and former UK Ambassador to France
  • , Senior Lecturer in European Business Management, Chair of the European Commission Jean Monnet Network


  • Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Chairman of Gatehouse Advisory Partners