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Economics Europe

2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Clinton and Trump face off. Argentina presents inflation targets. Italy releases budget. Congress faces government shutdown. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Europe

Italy’s banking problem: a bigger dilemma than Brexit

Current concerns over the solvency of Italy’s debt are raising concerns over the country’s economic and financial stability.

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.

Europe Power Brokers

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist Prime Minister

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Matteo Renzi of Italy. Since 2014, PM Matteo Renzi has brought new energy to Italian politics and has made it his mission to

Europe Security

Terrorism in Europe has actually decreased

Events in Brussels and Paris have not cost Europe its innocence. Indeed more people died from terrorism in Europe between 1970-1986 than from 2000-2016. After the attacks in Brussels and

Europe Finance

Will Italian banks spark another financial crisis?

In the 14th century, the Medici family of Florence began its rise to prominence, investing profits from a thriving textile trade to fund what would become the largest banking institution

Europe Politics

Italy’s risky outlook for 2016

The gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016?

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

International Politics

Weekly Risk Outlook

COP21 begins in Paris. ECB sets interest rates. IMF discusses adding Yuan to SDR. Brazil releases poor Q3 growth figures. LNG summit in Italy explores potential. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Global Climate