We are European Merchants.

The Scottish political analysis firm based in Edinburgh and led by Anthony Salamone. We bring clarity and insight to Scottish, European and global politics.

We are Purveyors of Political Insight.

The major political questions affecting our world are complex and evolving. European Merchants draws on its substantial reservoir of political expertise and intelligence to provide clarity and insight amidst the confusion.

Anthony Salamone FRSA

Managing Director

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Explore the institutions, policies & politics of the European Union with Anthony Salamone

Latest publication.

The Essential Questions on Membership of the European Union under Independence

Anthony Salamone

Latest analysis.

The New European

Media Quote of Anthony Salamone

31 January 2023
The Herald

Media Quote of Anthony Salamone

30 January 2023
The Herald on Sunday

Media Coverage of Work by Anthony Salamone

29 January 2023
Political Courant

Article by Anthony Salamone

29 January 2023
The Herald

Media Quote of Anthony Salamone

23 January 2023

Analytical magazine.

Political Courant is our analytical magazine on Scottish, European and global politics, featuring European Merchants and guest contributors.

The magazine offers expert comment and analysis on European and international affairs from Scottish perspectives and beyond.

Vanguard initiatives.

The Scottish Statebuilder Project provides pioneering analysis on major questions of Scottish independence.

Paperback editions of the project reports are available to order from the European Merchants Exchange, our online store.

The Scottish Independence Prospectus Assessment gives a strategic review of the government case for Scottish independence.

The Assessment supplies an analytical perspective on the major arguments made in the “Building a New Scotland” papers.

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