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Brussels-based Joachim Marnitz and Glenn Cezanne discuss the ins and outs of current global political, social and economic dynamics with a specific eye to predicting future trends. Bi-weekly podcast with occasional special guests.
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Financial Bottom-Up Disruption: The GameStop Changer


Financial Bottom-Up Disruption: The GameStop Changer


Elements of Failure and Success in Global and Local Anti-Money Laundering
Anti-money laundering remains a crucial global topic, not least in light of the upcoming publication of the new EU anti-money laundering package expected for 12 May 2021. This is why Jo and Glenn invited a real AML guru, their new business partner, Mari-Liis Kurg, Founder and CEO of COMPLOK, to discuss the status quo of regulation, enforcement as well as the need for a holistic approach and universal cooperation to combat money laundering. What better than to #AskMariLiis who has 15 years of experience in the heavily regulated financial sector including large, complex, global financial institutions such as SEB & Swedbank in Estonia. Remember the biggest money laundering scandal to hit the EU?
April 29, 2021
From China to the Arctic to Guyana with MEP Urmas Paet
Join Glenn and Estonian Member of the European Parliament, Urmas Paet to discuss China in light of the country’s recent sanctions against MEPs, the political state of affairs regarding the Arctic region and the need for an updated EU Arctic Policy, as well as recent elections in Guyana. Mr. Paet is former Estonian Minister for Foreign Affairs and former Minister for Culture. As MEP in his second term, he is also Chair of the European Parliament-Arctic Friendship Group and has recently led the EU Election Observation Mission to Guyana. #StaySafeStayTuned
March 29, 2021
Financial Bottom-Up Disruption: The GameStop Changer
It is the beginning of a new central theme. Grassroots, de-centralised, bottom-up disruption. Starting with the recent GameStop story, Joachim and Glenn will be re-visiting this approach over the next year.  What was and is GameStop all about? Who are the winners and losers of the financial plays? What makes it so controversial? And, how will it shape traditional financial markets, also by contributing to the financial exodus into Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies)? 
March 19, 2021
Former Foreign Minister, Daniel Mitov on the Global Zeitgeist
In this episode, Glenn & Jo welcome Bulgaria’s Former Foreign Minister, Daniel Mitov to discuss Russia (including its influence in the EU & Navalny), Bulgaria (current political and social dynamics), China (and the distrust it attracts), diplomatic etiquette, and international relations order. As Glenn says: "When you have someone like Daniel on board you can really talk about everything." 
February 03, 2021
Quo Vadis Global Casino Industry
With Managing Editor of Casino International, Jon Bruford on board, it was a perfect time to discuss the future of the global casino industry. The three didn’t stop there though as they went on to talk about trashy movies and sports betting. Apparently, it was so difficult to edit this episode because it was just so much fun. Expect some good laughs. Oh, and it is the potty mouth version.
February 02, 2021
The Meteoric Rise of Bitcoin...this time is different
In this first episode of the new season, Joachim and Glenn re-visit cryptocurrencies. They look at the recent explosive rise of Bitcoin, why it hasn't crashed as quickly as 2017/2018, and what to expect of the future. HODL!
January 25, 2021
EU - India (& China) Relations
Joachim and Glenn welcome Sumit Agarwal, Founder of PRSignal based in Kolkatta to discuss EU - India trade relations and the prospects as well as advantages of deepening ties.  They analyse the global trade and political environment with focus on China and the role it plays in defining EU-India relations. 
January 15, 2021
Post-US elections - The next four years
Joachim and Glenn have an in-depth look at the post-election scene in the US by asking: What was the voting behaviour and how did polls fare? What does the current legal conundrum mean and what can happen? What can be expected from Trump in the next four years (and why Andrew Jackson's run in 1824 is a blueprint for Trump)?
December 16, 2020
Trump vs Biden: Final predictions for all battleground states
Ahead of the elections on Tuesday, 3 November, in our last episode of our series on #Trump vs #Biden, we focus on the battleground states and relevant trends such as early voting. Not long to go until we see if we are right about Trump winning...
October 30, 2020
Why polls are wrong about the US elections
In our fourth out of five pre-US elections podcasts we go deep into how polls so often get it wrong and what other details and bigger picture elements you should look at instead. And yes, we still think #Trump will win. 
October 26, 2020
The #Trump Twist: COVID & Debates
Glenn & Joachim continue their discussion on the reasons why they believe #Trump will win the upcoming US elections, by looking at the recent debate between him and #Biden, the latter's COVID campaign and the former contracting the illness. 
October 16, 2020
The Power of Networks in Brussels
This time around we are joined by Alexander Mohr, Association Executive and Chair of the European Secretary General Network to discuss the elements of networks in Brussels and their capacities. We explore a plethora of different forms of networks, from personal to professional, from those constructed for internal information exchange to external impact on decision-making.
October 06, 2020
The Future of the European Paralympic Movement
Ratko Kovačić, President of the European Paralympic Committee shares his view on why a sustainable European Paralympic Movement is highly valuable for society and discusses how he perceives current and future challenges to overcome. 
September 18, 2020
Update on reasons to bet that #Trump will win.
A re-visit of the upcoming #USelections. This time we take a closer look at #polls and the #bettingmarkets, how far they can be trusted as indicators, and what you should really be keeping an eye out for: #battlegroundstates, responses to the #rioting and #looting, etc.  
September 09, 2020
Cryptocurrency Architecture - Part 2 - Ethereum network resistance
The second of a two-part podcast on crypto-currencies focuses on the Ethereum network and Augur v2 and the basics of how it works. Furthermore, how can the tech change market paradigms? What are opportunities, what are challenges? Do crypto-currencies really have a chance in a traditional financial world? And, how are governments perceiving the tech?
August 12, 2020
Cryptocurrency Architecture - Part 1 - The two sides of Bitcoin
The first of a two-part podcast on crypto-currencies focuses on bitcoin and the basics of how it works. Furthermore, how can the tech change market paradigms? What are opportunities, what are challenges? Do crypto-currencies really have a chance in a traditional financial world? And, how are governments perceiving the tech?
July 25, 2020
Reasons to bet that #Trump will win.
The upcoming #USelections from a #political, social and #betting perspective.
June 26, 2020
Shaping post-crisis sustainable and resilient tourism business
Matthias Beyer, Founder and CEO of mascontour GmbH takes us through the various forms and geographies of sustainable (and resilient) tourism with a view to the future.  
June 12, 2020
Why you might want to think about buying USD.
The US Dollar printers are running hot. But, how could the buck’s value increase in the long-term? An approach using milkshakes.  
May 28, 2020
What does the current US-China rift mean for the others?
How other global regions and countries are playing into the EU-China "conflict", how they are affected by it, and what we can expect in terms of a re-shuffling in global order.
May 14, 2020
Global green policy under threat?
Global green policy, today and tomorrow. This time with guest speaker and T&P Associate Consultant Alessandro Calissi who has his hand on the pulse of EU green affairs. 
April 30, 2020
Crisis, lobbying & political health management.
No surprise, with our first episode we are looking at the Corona crisis. How has heath and crisis management been handled across the globe and what predictions can be made regarding political and economic outcomes? Furthermore, how has lobbying changed in Brussels and how will key future activities be defined?
April 19, 2020