Economy

France and Ireland Work To Strengthen Ties As Brexit Looms

With the October 31st  deadline fast-approaching, and political chaos engulfing the UK in the shape of a maverick administration and…

Will the Honeymoon Last? Italy Hopes for Political Stability

Italy narrowly avoided another election. The centre-left Democratic Party and anti-establishment 5-Stars Movement came together to reinstate Giuseppe Conte and…

Greece Marks Major Economic Milestone in Advance of a Month of Financial Planning

On September 1st, Greece achieved an economic milestone. Capital controls imposed in 2015 at the height of the financial crisis…

Everything’s Sunny in Lisbon

Portugal’s looking pretty good these days. Once upon a time stricken by a financial crisis, the country has become Europe’s…

Greece Ends Capital Controls, Signaling Stability in the Post-Bailout Era

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced last week that Greece would be lifting its capital controls effective September 1ST, allowing…

Salvini Bet It All. Then He Lost.

Matteo Salvini had a wish. One week ago, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned, bringing Italy’s slow-rolling political uncertainty into…

Can France get Brazil to Fall in Line?

The world has watched in horror as the Amazon burns while Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro refused to do anything about…

Difficulties Persist in Uniting a Divided Cyprus

On August 9th, the leaders of split Cyprus agreed to meet in a UN compound in the buffer zone in…

Pressure Builds as Portuguese Fuel-Tanker Drivers Call Another Strike

For the Portuguese government, the tourist season – which is also mere weeks before a general election – is the…

Salvini Bet on His Popularity. He Lost – For Now

Following intense public feuding with coalition partner 5-Star Movement, Deputy Prime Minister and League party leader Matteo Salvini called for…
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