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David Cameron’s Energy Strategy Faces Tough Challenges

David Cameron faces tough challenges to his efforts to re-direct the United Kingdom’s energy strategy; whether he succeeds, only time will tell. In early August, UK Energy and Business Minister

Europe Politics

Czech Republic Prime Minister loses confidence vote

Czech Republic Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok lost a parliamentary vote of confidence on August 7 by a count of 100-93 (with seven members absent). This development raises many questions about

Economics Europe

Confidence in EU Increases Amid Economic Crisis

Recent months have seen a significant boost in European business and consumer confidence, according to the latest official statistics published by Eurostat in late July. The data show that the

Europe Finance

Cyprus Bailout Process Moves Forward Despite Risks

Monitors from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Commission and the European Central Bank, collectively called the troika, visited Cyprus from July 17 until July 31 to assess the

Europe Finance

Financial service commission ban limits advisory market

Is commission equal to fraud? In Australia, the Netherlands and UK the answer is yes, and more countries look likely to join their ranks. Inherent to the commission system was

Europe Finance

The Eurozone Isn’t Quite Bailed-out Yet

According to several recent statistics, the Eurozone’s future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. Not only has Eurozone unemployment fallen for the first time in two

Europe Politics

Opposition leader imprisoned in Russia

Alexei Navalny, the most prolific and well-known campaigner against Russian President Vladimir Putin, was arrested in July 2013 on doubtful charges. The anti-corruption activist was prosecuted for a deal he

Economics Europe

Chinese Solar Exports Pressure EU Producers

Over the past five years, solar panel production in China has more than quadrupled thanks to the country’s enormous state subsidies and various support schemes targeting national solar technology firms.

Europe Security

Trident Alternatives Review complicates defence investment prospects

On July 13th HM Government released a report, the “Trident Alternatives Review”, assessing the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. While the “concept phase” for a replacement for Trident, the current British programme

Europe Natural resources and energy

Shale Gas is the New Kid in Town

In the last several years the shale oil and gas revolution has changed the energy sector in the United States and will transform the country from an importer to an