European Union (EU)

Moldova-European Union Relations: Has the Eastern Partnership helped Moldovans?

MoldovaFlag, cc Nicholas Raymond, modified,

After a rocky start, the Eastern Partnership between the EU and Moldova is bearing fruit.

Turkey’s Assertiveness in and around Cyprus: South China Sea Redux?


Opposition to Turkey’s geopolitical power play in the Eastern Mediterranean is mounting, but there’s no sign that Ankara will be backing down anytime soon.

Spain Headed for a General Election… Again

Gozón.8-10-2015. Visita de los secretarios generales de la FSA-PSOE y el PSOE, Javier Fernández y Pedro Sánchez, respectivamente, ala explotación ganadera Badiola, cc Flickr FSA-PSOE, modified,

For those keeping track at home, this will be the fourth general election in four years.

Draghi’s Parting Gift: ECB Turns the Stimulus Taps Back On

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 25JAN13 - Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt is captured during the special address session at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. Copyright by World Economic Forum Remy Steinegger,

Monetary stimulus has returned to Europe, and President Trump isn’t happy about it.

Navigating the Boris Backlash in the UK

BoJoGraff, cc Flickr Julian Tysoe, modified,

With nothing going according to plan for the Johnson government, a new election looms – but only after Brexit is delayed once again.

The Cyprus Issue and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean


New natural gas discoveries have left a divided Cyprus in the middle of a worsening geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

EU-Mercosur Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance amid Amazon Row

Brazil Amazon fires (2011), cc Flickr NASA Earth Observatory, modified,

The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement had some uncomfortable environmental connotations from the very beginning, and the latest Amazon row has put them into much sharper relief.

Germany Veers toward Recession in 3Q

BMWMuseum, cc Flickr Sergei Gussev,modified,

Amid trade wars and the uncertainty of Brexit, Europe’s economic engine has begun to sputter.

What’s at Stake in a Hard Brexit

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What’s on the line if the Johnson government pulls Britain out of the UK without a deal on October 31?

Italy’s League in Russia-Funding Scandal

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, modified, US Department of State,

In a case of the FPO’s Ibiza scandal redux, Italy’s League is now embroiled in a Russian funding scandal.

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