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Anne-Marie Martin

About Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin is the chief executive of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE). Her previous role was as CEO of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce, from 2001-2012. She has served in a voluntary capacity as a member of the Board and then Vice-Chair of The Princess Margareta of Romanian Trust in the UK and as a member of the Board of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation in Romania. She is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and was awarded the King Mihai I of Romania Medal for Loyalty in 2008 for services to British Romanian bilateral trade, investment, cultural and charitable activities.

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