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Economics Europe Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: Europe’s security and political risk outlook

With 2017 fast approaching, Europe and the EU will likely continue to be exposed to a range of security, financial and political risks.

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

Europe Politics

The European Union and future with the South Caucasus

The European Union (EU) has eyed the South Caucasus for the past two decades, and after the successful union expansion to parts of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus could be next. The

Economics Europe

Is Britain coming for the tax havens?

While the Criminal Finance Bills lacks several provisions advocates had hoped for, it remains a major step forward in the UK’s ability to tackle tax evasion and fraud in the

Europe Politics

Pro-Russian wins in Bulgaria and Moldova: Ideology or pragmatism?

Last month, Bulgaria and Moldova elected pro-Russian presidential candidates. What do these victories signify: a reversal of ideological loyalties away from NATO and the EU and towards Russia, a public outcry against the corruption of the pro-Western governing elites, or a new era of ‘pivot states,’ which try to balance out their allegiances? A guest post by Dr. Gergana Dimova.

Europe Politics

Italy and the consequences of the “No” vote

Italy voted “No” to the national referendum on Sunday, December 4th resulting in important economic and political consequences for the nation and the European Union (EU).

Europe Politics

Are we seeing the end of anti-Russian sanctions?

Upcoming EU elections promise to see greater prominence of pro-Russian candidates, undermining Europe’s efforts to renew is Russian sanctions in 2017.

Economics Europe

Easing visa requirements: Belarus eyes foreign business

The potential easing of travel visa requirements in Belarus is likely to boost the local economy while improving its regional and global image.

Europe Politics

Why Italy’s referendum carries risks for the entire EU

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.