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Implications of the EU Turkish refugee deal

Last week, European Union leaders reached a provisional deal with Turkey to curb the flow of refugees coming to the continent. Since last year, over 1 million refugees have arrived

Finance Latin America

Trouble in paradise: Puerto Rico in default

With negotiations failing and missed debt payments mounting, Puerto Rico’s debt crisis keeps getting worse. What lessons will be learned from how the Isle of Enchantment weathers the storm? In

Economics Europe

Greece faces new unrest over pension reforms

As part of its third bail-out package in summer 2015, the Greek government agreed to reduce its large – and growing – burden of state pensions. The proposed reforms, however,

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit

Europe Politics

Inconclusive elections in Spain threaten Europe’s political establishment

A divided election in Spain has left the main parties exploring coalition options. Instability and a return to the polls in the Spring are the most likely outcomes, unless tough

Europe Politics

EU stands by as Macedonia falls into crisis

The small Balkan country of Macedonia has made solid economic progress in the last few years and appears to be an ideal candidate for accession to the EU. But a

Europe Politics

Thessaloniki offers glimmer of hope for Greek reform

Over the last six years of turmoil in Greece a discourse has concentrated on the essentially corrupt nature of the Greek state and the near impossibility of reform. Since 2010, Thessaloniki

Economics Europe

Kosovo signs on the dotted line – now what?

Kosovo gets closer to EU integration by signing the landmark Stabilisation and Association Agreement, but what does that mean for regional relations and the overall health of the Kosovan economy?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

IMF to forecast weakened growth. Eurozone ministers review Greek bailout progress. Turkish president discusses refugees. Moody’s stages conference in Brazil. U.S. House elects next Speaker following Boehner’s resignation. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. IMF Releases Economic Forecast,

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s gas find sets Mediterranean geopolitics on fire

The recent natural gas find in Egypt ensures the country’s energy security, but also alters the energy and geopolitical dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean. Over the past few years, the