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Europe Security

Brussels approves France’s revised, post-attack deficit

What are the impacts of France’s security pact announced in the wake of the Paris attacks? Does it mark a readjustment between political imperatives and EU budgetary discipline? France to

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 Politics

Mixed feelings in the Netherlands as migrants come to Europe

The handling of the crisis by the Netherlands reflects the Dutch view that, while asylum-seekers should be welcomed in the country, economic migrants should not. An oft-underreported aspect of the

Economics Europe

By bundling debt payments, Greece embraces a holdout strategy

The latest move by the Greek government marks a shift in the way it is dealing with international lenders. Why this is the case, however, requires an understanding of the

Economics International

Five reasons SMEs need political risk analysis

One third of EU-based small and medium sized enterprises may benefit from including political risk analysis within their decision making process. Here are five ways how. Small and Medium Sized

Asia Pacific Economics

AIIB membership is about business, not politics

Following Beijing’s announcement on April 15th, 57 nations will become founding members of the AIIB. With around $100 billion already earmarked for the bank, many countries joined based on the opportunity

Europe Natural resources and energy

New EU Energy Union aimed at breaking dependence on Russia

The recently announced Energy Union proposal is largely aimed at reducing the EU’s dependence on Russian gas. However, the proposed measures are unlikely to bring about the desired results. On

Economics Europe

TTIP: Friend or Foe for Europe?

Commonly referred to as TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is currently at the center of a major controversy in EU-US relations. There is increased fear of multinationals among

Europe Politics

Greece and the EU on a collision course

The election of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece has raised the spectre of further instability in the European Union and heightens the possibility of a Greek exit from 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