Posts From Robert Ledger
Greece is in the spotlight as debates regarding its bailout continue. Its fate is in the hands of the IMF, the EU and upcoming elections in Europe.
Attention is turning to Italy constitutional referendum, where Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the vote. Many fear that the prevailing anti-establishment mood will defeat the government.
Regional elections and a mutiny at the top of the Socialist party point to a minority PP administration.
The European Commission’s recent action against Apple is the latest in a number of antitrust cases it has brought against U.S tech firms. Despite howls of protest, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager shows no sign of toning down her policy.
The UK’s untested Prime Minister, Theresa May, could not have assumed office at a more difficult moment in the United Kingdom’s history.
The second election in Spain once again presents no clear possibilities for a stable government; another poll is likely.
Manuel Valls is not a typical French socialist politician. He is a tough-talking security hawk forcing through liberal reforms, and he “loves business”.
Europe is struggling to reconcile an era of a rapid change in the tech industry, the power of giant tech firms, and ‘big data’.