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Europe Politics

After Brexit, Eastern Europe remains loyal, for now

After Brexit highlighted fears over immigration, the EU needs to listen better to its citizens. While Western members face uncertainty, Eastern Europe remains loyal to the EU, for now.

Europe Politics

What exactly is “illiberal democracy”?

How can illiberal democracy exist in the EU? Is democracy still relevant in Europe, or is Central European pioneering a new model?

Europe Politics

Poland challenges EU values, but don’t expect sanctions

The European Union is initiating action against Warsaw’s recent breach of the rule of law. Brussels is unlikely to sanction the Polish government, but this clash reflects growing disparities between

Economics Europe

Schengen is cracking – Can the EU withstand the pressure?

The Schengen agreement is one of four cornerstones of the European Union’s ‘Single Market’ system, but with the unprecedented migrant crisis flooding the region and fractures amongst member nations already

Europe Politics

How many migrants can Sweden stomach?

By now, the migrant/refugee crisis in Europe is hardly news, but the impact of ongoing waves of people is only starting to sink in. While political leaders of the EU

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China’s President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to the U.S. South American leaders meet amid tensions between UNASUR nations. EU officials meet to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis. Pope Francis speaks to

Europe Natural resources and energy

Central Eastern Europe and energy diversification

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine, the Central Eastern European (CEE) countries, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, have been facing an increasing pressure to move

Economics Europe

Hungary’s ‘Orbanomics’ mean instability for foreign firms

Foreign investors and businesses will remain under pressure for another four years as Hungary’s right-wing party, Fidesz, secures a legislative supermajority for a second-term. In the past term (2010-2014), Hungarian

Economics International

Why emerging markets are not collapsing

The recent rout of emerging markets prompt worries over a new emerging market crisis like those of the 1990s and early 2000s. While significant downside risks exist, differentiation is likely