European Union (EU)

ECB Moves to Scale Back COVID-Era Bond Buying

header

Citing improved growth and rising inflation, the ECB moved to scale back its bond purchases. But don’t call it a taper.

ECB Sets New Inflation Target in Rare Strategy Overhaul

cc Flickr Valsts kanceleja/ State Cha, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Either the target or the loose monetary policy had to go. In the end it was the target.

Backgrounder: EU COVID-19 Recovery Fund

cc Flickr European Parliament, modified, https://flickr.com/photos/european_parliament/48298975382/in/photolist-2gA1SES-2gGsY7K-2gGCubF-2gGtCLV-2gGsYmn-2gGCu9r-2gGCuaP-2gGCumk-2gGCuhH-2gGsY7e-2gGtCHD-2gGsY8w-2gGsY8M-2gGsY8g-2gGsYkf-2gGsYcE-2gGsYhp-2gGtCSg-2ino4Nd-Yh4vht-2isikxv-2hRzY6y-6i29mG-2gA1SvP-27Yr9YW-ohNciT-2hs5NSD-2gA1hYs-2gA1SN7-2gA1hUV-2gA1hVS-2gA1hQw-2gA1i5V-2gA1SL8-2gA1i7y-2ii4avr-2gAbR83-2jHd79c-26XipYY-XTwR3U-nTmYnZ-2ii1Lgr-nRzuZa-2ii1Lk9-2ii4auj-2ii1Lkj-2ii1KZz-uK6M3b-2jHciPY-2i1EMzN

The legacy of Next Generation EU and the joint issuance it envisions will likely outlive the immediate harms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Forecast (6-7-2021)

GPM-placeholder-forecast

Iran makes a naval foray into the Atlantic, the EU takes aim at multinational tax avoidance, and security in the Sahel continues to deteriorate.

Hungary: Authoritarianism by Another Name?

cc Flickr European People's Party, modified, https://flickr.com/photos/eppofficial/9298445259/in/photolist-faEXPH-faEY42-faVduG-faEYfe-faF1yV-faEXBe-faVdC1-e4yaqA-8ac54a-98ybLd-8afkWY-8afgAb-8afm69-ahv9ht-4Vvxh2-KsFtc-AHmLRC-ArWtHL-AGg8X7-zMvyew-A8Uhm8-AJxBWZ-A8UvUF-A6zWM5-AKxFKv-AKx9on-AJxJQP-AGeNij-AGfMiG-ArWku1-ArWJoY-A6yRnt-zMvKof-A8TsPK-AHmR3J-A8TjoB-A6z1Bb-AKxc4c-zMvXkG-A6zUQ9-A6ztHe-AKwPNr-AGfjgA-AHmPfW-AKxnJk-zMDHEP-zMDLP4-AHkWDA-ArWqQb-A6zmUf

What Prime Minister Viktor Orbán terms ‘illiberal democracy’ is starting to look a lot like blatant authoritarianism.

Why is the EU Breaking Its Own Treatise by Attacking a Small Pacific Island for not ‘Playing Fair’?

cc gérard, modified, Flickrhttps://flickr.com/photos/35803445@N07/25991131648/in/photolist-FAKkVs-22L9VGm-23Hr3Tm-22ng8e6-BWayBr-ESc8oQ-22DWM9Q-22La31y-23QXD6g-23DuUGX-BNjoGa-fUBeg1-23Ffnkp-23Lw83W-fUBdqv-fPpNNy-NKT7k1-6xHGz5-6vPT95-NzhcmU-2jr5BnU-Pg9nR3-2xFL34-zB38f-PjHdDW-4ESr3v-4F6Uf3-zB5eS-253FCm-tkkkr-KL14m5-2xavkr-253FBs-fP8s9i-Q3fjKB-Q2vvdB-fPpUqE-fUB1qj-7GRhfL-6A72PS-BMxyh5-rD6GDQ-B1xsNF-qJALZF-7oCGRJ-BL4LnP-Lb44of-JSrbeF-LyvYwb-23CrTXU

The unequal matchup between a bureaucratic behemoth and Vanuatu reveals more about history and geopolitics than it does about financial irregularities.

Global Forecast (5-17-2021)

GPM-placeholder-forecast

Inflation in focus in Europe, the junta government in Myanmar faces more armed resistance, and Israel unrest spreads to the West Bank.

UK-France Joint Action Key to European Relevance in the Indo-Pacific

cc Flickr Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, modifed, https://flickr.com/photos/cne-cna-c6f/50445985603/in/photolist-2jRJS1t-2gaNDEb-2gaNb3X-2gaNbQ5-W9N7dw-Xwvdvt-Xvvbij-WiL529-WiL4dA-XjHjNU-WiL4Jq-SwCif4-VPuAuu-VPuAy7-V8mi23-dwVrUk-dx1VmE-JuBqoc-XstgSh-XgCuuL-XnrNrx-XnrNoX-XstgJG-XwvdGa-WiL4v9-XjHjxy-XehS9u-Xh5Czk-WfMnPP-rdq4fP-RH5CUJ-Q5MEd2-R8N2Pn-2gaNYgu-2gaP4QR-2gaNeQ1-2gaP7cj-2gaNhSi-XnVgji-Y1GY6E-2jMvWDF-2jMMG1f-2kWqQvc-2jXHm7A-G2xWJi-Pno7s8-2kMSFQB-rbgqeC-YfVQu2-rdt4M5

Only through joint action can France and the UK leverage their full strategic weight in the South China Sea dispute.

Netherlands Votes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

cc Flickr EU2017EE Estonian Presidency, modified, https://flickr.com/photos/eu2017ee/37131297730/in/photolist-YzaBbs-XTdqo3-XTdq9f-XTfAB5-YTHsff-ay6Cz9-4SPN4g-4SPMu6-4SPNsM-4SU2CY-4SPME2-4SPMZz-4SU2jN-4SPNhX-4SPMUZ-4SU32j-4SPN7p-4SPMzH-4SPMGB-4SPMMk-4SU2XN-4SPNnB-DTrjmd-39d6e6-22FiRcw-7EryLq-426US6-XVJQ1R-XShXuE-BRNfG7-mrWccg-8NtvC6-ms6h5V-R9Jc35-39d68M-foZGig-XTdpBy-ee8rzN-YUkxjh-XVFJJe-qmkqs2-2gBEA3q-2gBEzXq-2gBJ62g-2gBFcKZ-8Ntw2M-2gBEABw-8Ntw5B-2gBEA7D-2gBEA9c

Centrist parties are benefiting from COVID-19 tailwinds, but don’t read too much into the Dutch results.

No Human Rights without the Right to Know

cc Flickr Descrier,modified, https://flickr.com/photos/descrier/35440117101/in/photolist-VZHS6K-33fGbC-8Sekz-8q2SbY-7hfNQj-ai6w7F-ov3VLX-jFw3d-6ZkUsK-2g7prsj-6YbbQ-4DPsZk-7KqXFM-54Snz6-5PigdF-uCQYkC-8XC8nN-cHQ1zE-4V81gk-8XCLHF-eHwLn-xTGzQ-xTGAn-9XFZky-9XG3so-9XD7nB-9XG42y-eiuDda-tYzHp8-tYzHuD-uVqGJv-tYzHak-eHwKr-uCYr5g-tYpW8A-uT7f4A-tYzHHe-bxBWe8-7z9Nxp-4sMusi-8GkBCW-9XG1hb-9XG3X5-9XG1BS-9XDacR-9XG2SG-9XG1cj-9XD8tv-9XD986-9XG2vJ, If you would like to use this photograph, please credit Descrier with a link to descrier.co.uk

How do European governments strike a balance between privacy rights and the right for citizens to know what their leaders are doing?

More Stories
Back to Top

Login

Lost your password?