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Three problems facing Spain’s government today

The medium term outlook in Spain is under pressure from three issues. Its politicians will have to act judiciously to avoid a constitutional crisis.

Economics Europe

Italy’s banking dilemma: Improving, but still needing help

Italy’s banking industry has gone through a recent rough period. But with an infusion of new funds and a call for much needed reforms, there may be a chance that there will be improvement.

Europe

The real game Macron is playing with Fincantieri and STX

A few days ago, Macron temporarily nationalised STX France’s shipyard to prevent the Italian company Fincantieri’s acquisition of STX.

Europe Security

After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe

After its military set backs, the Islamic State will continue to constitute a major terrorist threat in Western Europe in the foreseeable future.

Europe Security

Why can’t Theresa May get it right on counter-terrorism?

Following a string of deadly terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May is pressed to formulate a coherent counter-terrorist policy aimed at preventing future violent acts while preserving civil liberties.

Europe Politics

The new EU presidency: Priorities and the work ahead

Estonia, the first member of the Estonian-Bulgarian-Austrian trio that will govern the EU for the next 18 months, will assume the EU presidency on July 1. How will Estonia’s presidency

Europe Politics

Putin’s failure to tackle corruption will be Navalny’s gain

The recent national protests, on June 13th and March 30th, are the harbinger of a very real challenge for the Russian government.

Europe Security

Understanding the future of the European defence industry

The June 2017 Reflection Paper on Defence showcases three possible scenarios for the evolution of EU cooperation in defence.

Europe Security

Why do terrorist attacks succeed?

Understanding why terrorist attacks succeed is essential in setting up long-term policies aimed at eradicating the Sunni extremist threat.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s influence network in Europe is leading to tension

President Erdogan uses Turkey religious network in Europe to expand the government monitoring of opposition figures and gain popular support.