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Europe Politics

Brexit: what could go wrong for Cameron?

A letter laying out EU proposals for convincing the UK to stay in the EU opens a new phase in negotiations that should ultimately lead to the kick-off of the

Europe Politics

Poland challenges EU values, but don’t expect sanctions

The European Union is initiating action against Warsaw’s recent breach of the rule of law. Brussels is unlikely to sanction the Polish government, but this clash reflects growing disparities between

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Davos hosts World Economic Forum. Polish and EU leaders meet after EU starts investigation. China releases GDP figures. Brazil ponders raising interest rates. ECB makes first interest rate decision of

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Obama delivers last SOTU. Paris hosts monetary policy conference. Economic development explored in Latin America. EU commission begins investigation. Former comedian becomes president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. President Barack Obama Delivers

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

What to expect from Poland’s general elections

Poland is about to end eight years of political stability and liberal policies. The political negotiations following today’s general elections will likely either result in an ineffective government due to the

Economics International

Is it safe to return to emerging market investments?

Emerging market investments across asset classes have suffered a brutal combination of collapsing commodity prices and a strong US dollar this year. Is the bottom near, and where might investors

Europe Natural resources and energy

Central Eastern Europe and energy diversification

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine, the Central Eastern European (CEE) countries, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, have been facing an increasing pressure to move

Europe Natural resources and energy

Will the political will for energy reform in Eastern Europe last?

Russia’s actions in Ukraine and strained political relations with the EU has put energy security high on the agenda. Recent moves by several of Eastern European states suggest that the political will

Economics Europe

Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Poland’s growing economy may soon stumble as Russia’s agricultural sanctions begin to bite EU markets. Poland, the 6th largest economy in the European Union and by far the largest in