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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela shifts exchange rate. Norway votes. Canada hosts climate summit. Juncker gives State of the European Union speech. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

5 issues Theresa May faces as Prime Minister

With Parliament returning to work, there are a number of issues that Prime Minister Theresa May faces in both the short and long term.

Europe Security

Italy’s defence outlook for 2016

Italian defence spending will continue to stagnate in the near-term, prompting important questions surrounding ongoing procurement programmes.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

BOE talks Brexit. EU and US leaders meet at NATO summit. US releases employment data. G20 trade ministers gather.

Economics Europe

Divisions over Russia hinder Europe’s Energy Union

Incongruities between Eastern and Western Europe on Nord Stream 2 are burdening the European Energy Union — with the potential for great economic impact.

Europe Finance

EU plans to battle corporate tax avoidance unlikely to succeed

The EU crackdown on tax avoidance is a step in the right direction. But it is unlikely to prove effective and its implementation will be made difficult by the lack

Europe Finance

Will EU budget rule-breaking become a norm?

This month the European Commission published its assessments of the draft budgetary plans of Eurozone member states for the year 2016. They have already prompted rebukes from EU member states

Europe International

G20 talks dominated by Paris attacks

Rather than focusing on impending economic issues, the Paris attacks overshadowed the G20 Summit this week as leaders discussed ways to counter the threat of domestic terrorism inspired by the

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Tensions rise between US and EU tech companies

Amid a recent resolution by the European Parliament to break up Google, tensions continue to rise between Europe and American tech companies. What does this mean for Google, tech and

Europe Politics

Is Luxembourg’s tax haven status in jeopardy?

Former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s election as president of the EU Commission could threaten Luxembourg’s long-held status as a European tax haven. Last Tuesday, the European Commission announced in its