Since October 2013, Dr Fabian Zuleeg has been Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre, with overall responsibility, including providing strategic direction, managing its staff and resources and representing the EPC.
Fabian remains Chief Economist at the same time (a post he has held since January 2010), in charge of Europe’s Political Economy Programme. Fabian holds a PhD on the political economy of EU accession from Edinburgh University. Before coming to the EPC he has worked as an economic analyst in academia, the public and the private sector. He is currently Honorary Fellow at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University.
His research focuses on the economic and Euro crises, including the reform of the new economic governance at Eurozone level. Fabian also works on the Single Market, Digitalisation, European labour markets and the EU budget. He has a long-standing interest in the political economy of European integration, with a particular focus on the UK-EU relationship, analysing the impact of Brexit on the UK and the rest of the EU, as well as the process of separation. He was appointed to the Standing Council on Europe, established by Scotland’s First Minister after the Brexit vote in June 2016. Fabian works closely with decision makers in the European institutions, the EPC members and partners and the wider Brussels stakeholder community.
Fabian regularly comments on current political and economic issues in the EU in the media. He also chairs and contributes to a wide range of debates, conferences and seminars and has researched and published widely on European integration and on European economic and social policies.
Perhaps the most lucid explanation of why an extension is necessary is this commentary by Fabian Zuleeg, chief executive of the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think-tank. “The actions of the UK government in the coming weeks will demonstrate whether Boris Johnson is able to act as a statesman, recognising that in the current circumstances an extension to the transition is the only way forward, regardless of his long-term intentions for the UK-EU relationship,” Mr Zuleeg writes. – Tony Barber in the Financial Times
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