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Euroscepticism in the Czech Republic: A Central European disaster waiting to happen, or hot air?

The rise of Euroscepticism in Central Europe has been well documented, particularly in the Czech Republic. Among the nations of the Visegrad Four, anti-EU sentiments have long provided easy fuel for political actors willing to appeal to populist instincts to secure political power. But will this result in a ‘Czexit’?

Economics Europe

Italian government bond sell-off limits room for populist spending

The recent bond market sell-off reinforced concerns that investors have over the government’s spending plans. The Italian government is now likely to delay its plan to increase spending, in order to calm market jitters caused by the exposure of domestic banks to sovereign debt.

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What lies ahead for the European Union?

Between a push for further integration, conservatively keeping the status quo and the temptation of sovereignty, the coming months are pivotal for the EU.

Europe

4 ways Brexit will change European politics

The United Kingdom’s departure from the EU will have significant, long-term implications for Europe as a whole.

Economics Europe

EU policy towards Russia increases Euroscepticism

The EU policy toward Russia and Ukraine is increasing Euroscepticism within national electorates.

Europe Politics

Switzerland’s Trump and the rise of the right

Xenophobia in Europe is not the product of the refugee crisis. An indepth case study of Switzerland charts the rise of Christopher Blocher and the right. What many observers forget

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Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. Islamophobia