Europe

Turkey Burns its Bridges

Turkey seems determined to burn its bridges with the EU and NATO. Once on the accession track to join the…

China Eyes Azores as Possible Commercial Hub Amid US Concerns

The nine islands of the Portuguese archipelago, the Azores, span over 1,500 kilometres. The area is regarded as one of…

The Price of Tariffs on Trans-Atlantic Trade

Brace yourselves: tariffs are coming. On October 18th, the United States is prepared to leverage 25 percent tariffs on a…

The Socialists Cruise to Victory in Portugal

The centre-left Socialist party won Sunday’s elections, but without a clear majority – leaving Prime Minister António Costa the task…

Legal Action Is Too Late for Alpine Glaciers

On September 23rd, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined forces with fifteen other teenagers from around the world to…

France Seeks to Close Loophole on Tech Tax

Last July, France levied a 3 percent income tax on American tech giants like Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple.…

Spain Heads to Polls Again as Voter Fatigue Looms Large

Spaniards are preparing to go to the polls for the second time in eight months due to Prime Minister Pedro…

Brexit is Bad for Spain Too

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is dead-set on bringing Great Britain out of the EU no later than October 31st, deal…

Greece Sets Sights on Lower Taxes and Debt

Massive strides are being taken to cut down remaining debt from bad loans – a major deterrent in Greek banks’…

Malta Summit Paves Hopeful Steps for Pan-EU Deal on Migration

Last week, senior officials from Malta, Italy, France, and Germany attended a migration summit in Malta along with Finland –…
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