Monique van Daalen, Martin Wolf and Daniela Schwarzer
Monique van Daalen, Martin Wolf and Daniela Schwarzer


On November 29th, 2016, the Global Economic Dynamics Team and the Financial Times organized a high level panel discussion in Berlin to debate the future of Brexit and the UK-European relationship. The evening resulted in an enlightening exchange of opinions and predictions that are available for you to watch in our recording of the event here. But we also wanted to hear the participants opinions on some questions specifically tailored to their own fields. That’s why we used the event to conduct short individual interviews with them, each consisting of three personal questions on the topic of Brexit and what it means for them and from the perspective of their respective countries. We are very happy to be able to bring you those interviews here and now.


Daniela Schwarzer: The German Perspective

Dr. Daniela Schwarzer took up her position as Otto Wolff Director of the German Council of Foreign Relations on November 1st, 2016. As a recognized expert on European and foreign policy, she brings considerable academic experience to the Brexit debate.



Martin Wolf: The British Perspective

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.



Monique Van Daalen: The Dutsh Perspective

Monique Van Daalen acts as the current ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Germany. Representing a country both deeply interwoven in the European fabric but also in very close partnership with the UK, she looks at Brexit from a Dutsh perspective.



Do you want to hear more of what these experts have to say about Brexit? Click here to check out the recording of our full panel discussion or click here to go to our YouTube channel and take your own pick of the best of GED Brexit coverage!