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The UK and EU face off over Middle Eastern trade

Theresa May’s recent visits to Trump and Erdogan are under discussion as negotiations and trade deals make the reality of Brexit felt all the more strongly.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

May day: Breaking down the upcoming French election

With four front-runners facing difficult sets of issues, the electoral campaign is likely to be tumultuous with continued weakening French institutions.

Europe Middle East/North Africa Politics

French election to test European stability amid potential NATO crisis

The French presidential elections will be a major event in the context of ongoing transatlantic diplomatic shift and potential realignments.

Europe Security

The ongoing terrorism threat and France’s “new normal”

Since January 2015, France has been hit by seven high-profile radical Islamist terrorist attacks that have left more than 235 dead and 380 injured.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Good news ahead for Europe

EE’s data analytics platform projects that media sentiment towards Europe will turn positive over the next three weeks.

Economics Europe

New bridges across the Mediterranean

Despite regional security and political challenges trade trends between the EU and southern Mediterranean countries has improved over the last decade.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Media sentiment towards Spain to turn negative through January

GRI use EE’s data analytics platform to project that media sentiment towards Spain will turn negative for political and economic reasons.

Europe Security

Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017

As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017.

Economics Europe

The byzantine fight for Dagestan’s strategic Makhachkala port

Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.

Europe Future Generator

Future Generator: Positive UK media coverage will continue for the next two weeks

EE’s data analytics platform projects that media sentiment towards the UK and Brexit will remain positive over the next two weeks.