In this edition of What’s At Stake: A Penta Podcast, John Hume and Chris Mehigan of Dublin-based global communications firm Hume Brophy join Andrea Christianson to break down the political and economic crises facing Europe. Amid a new government in the United Kingdom, a raging conflict in Ukraine, and a looming energy crisis, the political and business environment on the continent is growing increasingly complex.
The group starts with the UK, where Prime Minister Liz Truss is off to a rocky start. Contrary to the government’s rhetoric, Brexit still is not “done,” with many trade and regulatory knots yet to be untangled. John and Chris discuss what Brexit’s complicated legacy for Britain and the EU will be.
Plus, John and Chris explore the implications of the most acute challenge facing Europe: the rising cost of energy. How will Europe keep the lights on this winter? What will it cost? And how will governments balance their sustainability goals with the need to keep homes warm and factories online? As leaders of a global firm with offices throughout Europe and Asia, John and Chris offer their expert perspectives on these questions and more.
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