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Troika’s Greece Policy Is Still Not Working

Representatives of the troika – from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – are back in Athens for another review of progress in fiscal adjustment and

Europe Politics

Can an EU in Crisis Handle the Radical Right?

As the EU faces internal crises, will Brussels be able to deal with the rise of Europe’s radical right parties that are gaining ground in various states.  Extremist far-right parties

Economics Europe

Slovenia is Still Standing in Line for a Bailout

Should Slovenia fail to stabilise its economy in the upcoming weeks it will probably be forced to ask for a bailout from the European Union, the Governor of the Bank

Europe Politics

Was Brzezinski Right about Russia?

Zbigniew Brzezinski may have seen the writing on the wall. Fifteen years after the publication of The Grand Chessboard, Eastern Europe may see a stronger, resurgent Russia in the region’s future.

Economics Europe

Can Scotland and Catalonia afford independence?

Scotland will hold a referendum in 2014 to allow its people to choose whether they wish to stay in the United Kingdom or become an independent nation. If the majority

Europe Natural resources and energy

Lithuania seeks energy Independence

Following Russian threats, Lithuania is seeking to pursue energy independence, as its current energy imports firmly in Moscow’s hands. The Russian Federation has been in the headlines as of late

Europe Finance

Europe’s leaders far from banking union

On September 12th, the European Parliament adopted legislation, which will allow the European Central Bank (ECB) to take on new bank supervision tasks as part of the single supervisory mechanism.

Europe International

Why Companies Need Political Risk Analysis

Risk analysis is a fundamental, often underestimated, strategic function of business management. It can be as basic as a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis—COWS in British business vernacular, using

Economics Europe

Abolishing Ireland’s Senate may aid economic recovery

The current public focal point of the Irish government’s political and economic reform is the upcoming October 4th referendum on whether or not to abolish the Irish Senate, known more

Europe Natural resources and energy

Greenland’s Energy Slowly Reveals Itself

One of the most visible effects of global climate change in recent years, is the thawing of Arctic ice, which could have particularly disastrous consequences by raising global sea levels or