ITALY: THE KEY PIECE IN THE EUROPEAN PUZZLE

“Italy Increasingly Likely To Abandon The Euro”   “Italian Court Could Help Renzi’s Bid for Early Elections by June”   “The Italian Movement that Could Remake Europe” “Italy’s Growing Refugee Problem”

MACRON AND SCHULZ STIR UP EUROPEAN POLITICS

“France Could Turn the Populist Tide”   “The Revitalization of Democracy in Germany”   “France Could Turn the Populist Tide” “A Plain-Spoken German Populist May Have a Shot at Ousting Angela Merkel”

THERESA MAY’S HARD ‘BREXIT’ GAMBLE

"In a major speech on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May will clear up what sort of relationship Britain will seek to have with the E.U. once it leaves the bloc. According to remarks reported over the weekend, she will…

NEATHERLANDS’ ELECTION: IS ‘NEXIT’ NEXT?

“Elections Will Measure Euroskepticism in the Netherlands”   “Migration Anxieties Deepen Ahead of Dutch Elections” “Multipartism Breaks Out in the Netherlands: 81 Groups on List” “The Strange Death of the Dutch Labour Party” “Why the…

GERMANY UNDER ATTACK: IS MERKEL TO BLAME?

“Berlin Attack Latest in Disturbing Terror Trend” (Alan Gómez, Usa Today, 20 December 2016 ) “ISIS has been far better at mobilizing people using interesting and provocative propaganda than any group we've ever seen" “The…

ITALY’S REFERENDUM AGGRAVATES EUROPE’S ILLS

“Italian PM Matteo Renzi ResignsAfter Referendum Defeat” (Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian,  5 December 2016) “The victory for ‘No’ could have profound consequences for Italy and could rattle European and global markets because of concerns about…

ITALY’S REFEREDUM: THE NEXT POPULIST VICTORY?

“Italy May Be the Next Domino To Fall” (Wolfgang Münchau, The Financial Times,  26 June 2016) “Mr Renzi promised he would resign if he loses. If he does, it will have been a monumental error…

A POLITICAL BATTLE FIELD CALLED FRANCE

“The Uncertain Race for France’s Next President” (Editorial, Financial Times, 31 August 2016) “On both sides of the political divide, the biggest challenge for the traditional parties is to field presidential candidates that carry credibility…