Category: Euro

Austria turns to the right

18 May 2017
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2017 is the year of elections in Europe, and Austria couldn’t have been an exception. The Austrian chancellor, Cristian Kern, announced that the political parties agreed on having early elections on 15 October. By then, Austria will be the 5th EU country to hold elections, after the Netherlands, France, Great Britain and Germany. The next […]

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China launches mega infrastructure project

16 May 2017
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China seems to consolidate its global power, announcing the “Belt and Road” initiative, which is its most ambitious foreign policy to date. During the weekend, the Chinese president Xi Jinping, gave a speech in which he repeated his determination to make China a global leader. China had invited presidents and prime ministers from 28 countries […]

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Macron will face German ambitions

11 May 2017
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Emmanuel Macron was voted as the new president of France, beating his rival Marine Le Pen by a large margin. European Union officials breathed a sigh of relief and the stock markets hailed his victory. The news of Macron’s victory relieved the EU from the fear of Marine Le Pen getting elected as president. The […]

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Macron wins, Brexit En Marche!

08 May 2017
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Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious from the most important French presidential elections in the last years. The 39-year old centrist politician prevailed over Marine Le Pen and became the youngest president of the republic. Macron and his political movement “En Marche!” won 66% of the votes denying the chance of Le Pen to become the first […]

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Turkey’s many open fronts

03 May 2017
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In the last couple of years, Turkey has a number of, either external or internal, fronts open. The 78-million people country which, until some years ago, was considered a beacon of stability in the area of South-East Europe and the Middle East, has turned into an example of instability. Tayip Erdogan holds the full responsibility […]

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Macedonia faces chaos

28 Apr 2017
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Thursday night was a night of terror in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia. Tension rose to extreme levels when demonstrators entered the Parliament building, clashing with the police and beating MPs. The protesters belonged to the VMRO-DPMNE nationalist party, which won the last elections, but failed to form a government after months of negotiations. […]

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Trump and NATO friends again

13 Apr 2017
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If Donald Trump was a super hero, one of his powers would be the astonishing speed with which he shifts strategies and changes ideas. The US president did it again yesterday when he said that NATO is no longer obsolete and that ties with Russia are in an all-time low. Trump met with Jens Stoltenberg, […]

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G7 meet to talk Assad’s future

11 Apr 2017
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The Syrian problem will dominate the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy. The meeting is taking place just a few days after the US missile attack on Shayrat airbase in Syria. The attack was a retaliation against Assad’s forces, which allegedly used sarin gas on civilians in the Khan Seykhun village, near Idlib. According to […]

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Farage calls the EU “mafia and gangsters”

05 Apr 2017
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Nigel Farage calling the European Union “mafia”, during his speech in the European Parliament (EP), was something that Jean Claude Juncker didn’t expect to listen to. The parliament, according to the European Union rules, must debate the guidelines for negotiating Brexit, which were presented by the president of the European Council (EC), Donald Tusk, in […]

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UK at odds with Spain over Gibraltar

03 Apr 2017
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“Thirty-five years ago, this week, another woman prime minister sent a taskforce halfway across the world to defend the freedom of another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country, and I’m absolutely certain that our current prime minister will show the same resolve in standing by the people of Gibraltar,” said Michael Howard […]

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