CDU-SPD Coalition Deal Reached in Germany

cc Flickr SPD Schleswig-Holstein, modified,

After heaping concessions onto the final deal with the SPD, Angela Merkel might just get her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

A Brexit Blueprint for Turkey?

Merkel201, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,

Officials have recently floated the idea of a UK-EU ‘special deal’ serving as a blueprint for Turkey’s future relationship with the bloc.

Outlook 2018: Retrospective


Looking back on the major geopolitical trends of 2017.

FLASH: Brexit Talks Collapse on the Ireland Border Issue

TheresaMay2, cc EU2017EE Estonian Presidency Flickr, modified,

The takeaway from yesterday’s breakdown: so close, yet so far.

Brexit Talks Stall on the Issue of Northern Ireland Border

Banksy does Brexit ( photo cc Flickr Duncan Hall, modified) - Banksy has a much publicised casual attitude towards recreational copyright infringement and you are invited to download whatever you wish from for personal use.

With the success of Brexit talks hanging in the balance, neither side is willing to compromise on the issue of the Northern Ireland Border.

Theresa May’s Gamble with the ECJ

EUCast, cc Flickr bob, modified,

Brexit negotiations are now touching upon fundamental security questions to which Theresa May’s government has no real answers.

End of an Era: Bank of England to Hike Interest Rate?

Poundcoins, cc Flickr Images Money

Politicians say now’s not the right time; economists say there’s no choice. Either way it looks like the Bank of England is set to increase interest rates in November.

May Limps into a New Round of Brexit Negotiations

cc Flickr Jim Mattis, modified,

The Conservative conference was supposed to strengthen Prime Minister May’s negotiating position in the next round of Brexit talks. If anything, it weakened it.

Global Forecast (10-3-2017)


Gloomy economic data and leadership challenges loom over the UK Tory conference, Angela Merkel’s coalition talks get off to a bad start in Germany, and protesters flood the streets of Barcelona.

A Bad Bet: Theresa May Limps into Brexit Negotiations

Brexit, cc Flickr Avaaz, modified, public domain

Theresa May still gets to negotiate Brexit, but it won’t be the one she wanted.

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