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Six events that will shape Europe in the next 9 months

Europe faces a string of political and financial events that may lead to further instability in a region already battered by effects of multiple crisis.

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Uncertainty ahead for the French Parti Socialiste

The upcoming primary of the Parti Socialiste could lead to substantial political tensions within a party already severely weakened by Hollande’s term.

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After Brexit, Frexit? The UK vote’s effect on French politics

With a majority of French citizens holding unfavourable views in regard to the EU, the results of the UK referendum have propelled the question of Frexit.

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EU policy towards Russia increases Euroscepticism

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

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Is Hollande politically finished?

French President Francois Hollande is now at his weakest political standing yet, with his own party uncertain over his candidacy in the 2017 elections.

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Emmanuel Macron launches new party: A game-changer in French politics?

By Nicolas Tenzer France’s Minister of Economy, Emmanuel Macron, announced on April 6th that he launched a new political party, En Marche! that aims at making obsolete the classical cleavages between

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France’s 2017 elections present major risks for economy and Europe

France’s turbulent political situation and weakened economy highlight deep fractures within the national and European socio-political classes. A guest post by Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman of the Center for Study and

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How France’s regional elections will impact its next presidential campaign

Regional elections will have an immediate impact on French politics, as parties begin to prepare for the next presidential campaign. For the Socialist government, the time has come to start

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Front National poised to win first round of regional elections in March

Front National (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, the daughter of founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, has gained a lot of ground in polls lately. This is a warning to the centre-right

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Rise of radical parties challenges eurozone efficiency

In recent years, the new radical right’s political discourse has attracted voters across Europe and experienced a substantial increase in electoral support. Unlike radical right parties throughout history, the ‘new’ radical