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Europe Politics

Italy after the European Parliament Elections: the Populists prevail

Despite gains in France, the UK and other nations, Italy remains the sole EU member state to have a populist governing coalition after the EU Parliament elections. What does this mean for the future of Italy-Brussels relations and key policy debates likely to emerge in the next session?

Europe Risk Pulse

Fortress Europe? Protectionism and populism raise political risk in the European Union

Is Europe starting to close its doors to foreign competitors? Recent calls to establish “European Champions” in the wake of the U.S.-led trade wars and an attempt to invigorate flagging economies suggest that Europe is starting to pull up the drawbridge of Fortress Europe. Increasing populism throughout the EU, especially in core economic leaders such as Germany and France, are driving political leaders away from globalist principles and towards a more nationalistic economic strategy. As formerly staunch globalists leave center stage and attacks are made on the existing competition structure in the EU, what political risk might foreign firms face in Europe in the near and mid-term future as these political and economic protectionist movements play out?

Europe Politics

Fate of migrant ship Aquarius exacerbates divisions within EU

Italy’s decision to turn away the migrant ship, Aquarius, reinforced the deep schism within the EU on how to manage the migration crisis. With a pan-European solution looking increasingly unlikely, the crisis is only going to continue, increasing political and economic risk in the region by further emboldening the populist right and undermining the EU’s capacity to solve collective problems.

Economics Europe Finance

Erdogan’s lira problem

Turkey is facing one of the most serious monetary crises of its recent history. Are Erdoğan’s populist politics to blame?

Europe Politics Security

Europe’s main challenge in 2018 will come from within

European leaders enter the new year with a number of serious challenges on their agenda: from Russia, from the US, but mainly – from the erosion of democratic values in Europe itself.

Europe Politics

Instability is a bigger risk than populism in the Czech Republic

Much is being made of the Czech Republic’s turn to populism and Euroscepticism, but the bigger risks from recent elections are fragmentation, legislative gridlock and instability.

Latin America Politics

When rebels go mainstream: FARC’s role in Colombia’s 2018 elections

As a highly controversial part of the peace plan, Colombia’s Congress approved FARC as a political party, granting them 10 seats in Congress. What does this mean for the 2018 elections?

Latin America Politics

Will populism flourish in wake of the Odebrecht scandal?

The corruption probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht could lead to increased waves of populism across Latin America.

International Politics

Trends of 2016: Protest at the ballot box

2016 has been a tumultuous year for democratic politics. The rise of populism, nationalism, and anti-establishmentarianism has been the story of the year.

Economics Finance

Mergers under threat: AT&T and beyond

A host of problems facing the AT&T / Time Warner merger highlight potential hurdles for future large mergers and acquisitions. On Oct 22, 2016, telecommunications major AT&T announced plans to