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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.

International Natural resources and energy

2017 Preview: Russia takes aim at China

Russia and China have appeared to edge closer together of late, yet Kremlin-backed deals from Rosneft are countering China. This trend will accelerate as Trump comes into office and the

Europe Finance

The spectre of Brexit haunts London’s financial sector

Brexit could deal a critical blow to London’s financial sector. In the worst-case scenario, the loss of passporting rights could trigger an exodus towards Paris or Frankfurt from which the

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

Latin America Security

Shaken truce in Colombia casts doubt over peace negotiations

Both ends of the negotiating table in Colombia will have to persuade their own ranks to prevent further clashes and keep negotiations afloat. Peace negotiations will likely delay any prospective treaty to

Europe Security

Nordic Defense Cooperation to counter Russian threat

The five Nordic defense ministers announced last week the beginning of extensive military cooperation between their countries, arguing that Russia is currently the biggest threat to European security. In a declaration published

Europe Natural resources and energy

Norway still optimistic over Arctic oil

The drastic fall in oil prices has made petroleum explorations in the Barents Sea seemingly unprofitable. Yet, despite severe economic, technological and environmental concerns, the Norwegian government pushes for increased activities,

Europe Politics

EU reconsiders its policy towards Russia

Since early 2014, EU-Russia relations have been severely strained as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Politicians, scholars and authors talk of a “new Cold War” that has economics

Europe Natural resources and energy

Ukraine crisis hurts Arctic relations

Western sanctions spell serious disruptions for petroleum exploration in the Arctic, and threaten to undo decades of work to foster cross-border trade and relations in northern Norway. The crisis in

Economics Europe

Norwegian economy sees surprise growth

The Norwegian GDP recently posted surprisingly strong growth in the second quarter, defying the recurrent warnings of an imminent economic downturn. The Norwegian economy grew faster than analysts had predicted