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Category Archives: Politics of Europe

Who Feels EU Membership Has Paid Off? (Spoiler Alert: Not Italy)

Amid the UK's Brexit vote and rising right-wing populism across Europe, euroscepticism has never posed a greater threat to the EU. Despite the turmoil, majorities in most countries feel they have benefited from EU membership. According to the European Parliament, 90 percent of people in Ireland feel their country's decision to join the EU has paid […]

Meet The 31-Year-Old Austrian Anti-Immigrant Who Just Became The World’s Youngest Leader

As discussed earlier, Austria’s young conservative star, Sebastian Kurz, is now assured of becoming the country’s next leader, projections of Sunday’s parliamentary election result showed, but his party is far short of a majority and is likely to seek a coalition with the resurgent far right. Sebastian Kurz arrives to cast his ballot on Oct. […]

Why Germans Voted For The Far-Right ‘AfD’

The main headline from the German election yesterday is not Angela Merkel getting a fourth term in charge, but rather her party's weakened position – caused chiefly by a surge in support for the right wing nationalist party 'Alternative für Deutschland' (AfD). The AfD is a controversial party – one which not only ran on a program […]

The End Of The Cycle: “Government Will Gladly Enter War To Cleanse The Balance Sheet And Cull The Herd”

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via SHTFplan.com, In the days following the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the country is in an even more precarious position than it was in 1776.  We face a situation of […]

The Market Has Zero Concerns About Thursday’s UK Election

Having learned its lesson that both an “unexpected” result (in the case of Brexit and Trump), and a “priced in”, favorable election outcome both lead to higher risk prices, the market no longer even pretends to be nervous about the outcome of this Thursday’s general election in the UK. To be sure, it has good […]

Emmanuel Macron Elected Youngest Ever President Of France With 65% Of The Vote

Update: As Emmanuel Macron arrived in the courtyard of Paris’s Louvre museum to deliver his victory speech to thousands of supporters, the European Union’s anthem “Ode to Joy” played in the background. “Tonight, France won,” he said to rapturous crowds, adding that “Europe and the world are watching us.” Macron said, cited by the Telegraph, […]

To Italeave Or Not? Confused European Traders Shift Attention Away From France

A quick glance at the soaring Italian stock market and one would have faith in the future of the euro, with Alitalia just a 'storm in a teacup'. However, bond traders are as worried about political uncertainty as ever with Italian bond risk surging to over 3 year highs. As Bloomberg reports, the FTSE MIB Index is […]

Italy Falls Out Of Love With The Euro: Beppe Grillo Resurgent In The Polls

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Recent polls for Italian politicians supporting the eurozone and EU have collapsed. Pro-Europe polls are highly likely to get worse as a  further splintering of Matteo Renzi’s PD party takes place. It is not out of question for Beppe Grillo’s eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) party to achieve an […]

Turkish Foreign Minister: “Religious Wars Will Start Soon In Europe”

Turkey’s arch-nemesis – well, one of many –  Dutch politician Geert Wilders may have just suffered a major disappointment in his recent political career after yesterday’s Netherlands general election, but that did not mean that the diplomatic scandal between Turkey and the Netherlands has been put on hiatus; on the contrary: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut […]

Dutch General Election Results: Prime Minister Rutte Wins, Wilders’ Freedom Party Slides

Summary of the latest developments, courtesy of Bloomberg: Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals are the evening’s big winners: they’re set to take 31 of parliament’s 150 seats That’s a blow to the populist Freedom Party of Geert Wilders, which fared less well than projections, putting the party in a fight for second place Rutte’s coalition […]