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Anne-Marie Martin

About Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin is Chief Executive of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE), a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a visiting university lecturer on PR and marketing related topics. She is an experienced professional business executive. She has worked in the industrial and not for profit sectors over many years, specialising in the strategic, commercial and operational levels of organisations. In 2008 she was awarded the King Mihai 1 of Romania Medal for Loyalty. Twitter: @amnmartin

The Voice of European Business Must Be Heard Loud and Clear by Brexit Negotiators

We are now potentially only weeks away from the triggering of Article 50. This all-important section of the Lisbon Treaty sets out the process by which a member country can leave the EU. No country has ever left the EU before and some experts are predicting a ten-year timeframe to negotiate a new trade deal: In this case, the UK Government has its work cut out for it if it is to complete Brexit negotiations within the two years stipulated by Article 50. Continue reading The Voice of European Business Must Be Heard Loud and Clear by Brexit Negotiators

Brexit Makes Waves Across the European Union and Beyond

When the UK’s population voted on whether to remain within the European Union in June 2016, the result was neither expected nor welcomed by chambers of commerce and business associations that are members of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE). In fact, just a few months earlier we polled them on whether they believed it to be in the UK’s best interests to leave the EU and 89 per cent were in favour of ‘remain’. Continue reading Brexit Makes Waves Across the European Union and Beyond