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Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?

Europe Politics

The Cyprus reunification talks are progressing

After one and a half years of negotiations, the talks for the reunification of Cyprus have started to see some progress.

Europe Finance

What a sovereign default would look like on the ECB’s balance sheet

Central banks’ QE programmes have exposed them to sovereign defaults in an unprecedented way. However, the most likely candidate in Europe is likely to do little damage. Given the centrality

Europe Politics

Future Generator: The media continues to be frosty towards Brexit

The ‘Future Generator’ is a highly unique and cutting-edge approach to forecasting ‘media sentiment’, developed by a partnership between Global Risk Insights (GRI) and Ethnographic Edge (EE). The aim of

Brexit Economics Europe

3 risks to post-Brexit investment in the UK

Global venture capitalists devalued their investments in UK tech startups in Q3. Here are three reasons why that trend might continue.

Europe Politics

Romania’s Minister of Justice admits to lying to the European Court of Human Rights

Romanian Minister of Justice, Raluca Pruna, admitted in this month’s meeting with the Romanian Superior Magistrates Council, to have lied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the budgeting of almost a billion euros for the construction of seven new penitentiaries.

Europe Politics

Special Report: A fractured France at the crossroad of multiple risks

weakened political class and ongoing social tensions expose France to several risk trends.

Europe Finance

EU finance: Quantitative Easing and the cap key approach

Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone is not perfect, but a better approach may create too much risky exposure for the European Central Bank.

Europe Politics

Regional election results point to PP minority government

Regional elections and a mutiny at the top of the Socialist party point to a minority PP administration.

Economics Europe

4 reasons Apple should have seen EU tax ruling coming

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.