We are exploring the risks and opportunities developing in the UK and Europe. In the UK, the Brexit negotiations and the decision by Prime Minister May to call a snap election will be a clear focus for markets.

Europe is taking centre stage in this edition of First Insights with Brexit, Theresa’s May decision to call early elections as well as the upcoming French and German election.

How is Brexit going to affect relationships between the UK and Europe and more importantly what is the fate of the 3.3 million EU citizens currently living in the UK? We explore the risks and opportunities and delve into two case studies highlighting the implications for the UK labour market and transportation systems.

The outcome of the French election will potentially change the setup of the Eurozone as we know it – French voters will have to decide between a centrist newcomer who has served as economy minister but has never before been elected and the leader of France's far-right.

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