We’ve been here before. There have been many times over her Chancellorship, that we have asked “is this the end of Merkel?”, so far the answer has been no, but this could all be set to change. This week Chancellor Merkel faces her biggest challenge since becoming the Chancellor of Germany at this weeks EU Summit. This is because of an ongoing dispute between Merkel … Continue reading The End of Merkel?
As the G7 concludes its meeting for another year, it had be marred by the disputes between the leaders of the other six nations and the US over the recent introduction of tariffs on goods and resources such as steel. One of the most interesting things to emerge out of the meeting was the near unanimous denunciation of Trump’s call for Russia to re-join the … Continue reading Trump, and Conte, are right about Russia. . . they should be readmitted to the G7
Spain has entered unprecedented times in its post-Francoist era with the Socialist Party successfully winning a vote of no-confidence in Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the centre-right People’s Party and Prime Minister for the last 6 and a half years, after a string of corruption scandals that had tarred his party for the last few years reached its height with the party Treasurer, Luis Bárcenas, … Continue reading Ciudadanos are the Real Winners of Rajoy’s Departure
For a significant amount of time since the Maastricht treaty was signed in the 1990s, there had been a strong sense of unity within the European Union, especially coming from progressive governments across the continent, however this has changed rapidly since Brexit, the rise of the populist right and the role of Russia meddling in various democratic processes. All of these events have been a … Continue reading Chaos in the Continent
PSOE, the Spanish Socialist Party, have started to plan a no-confidence vote in Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the scandal ridden People’s Party. He has faced criticism for a significant amount of time and due to the political deadlock of 2015-16, he is currently leading a minority administration which makes his position even more precarious. The People’s Party have been involved in corruption scandals for … Continue reading The End of Rajoy Could See a Seismic Shift in Spanish Politics
Upon becoming Prime Minister in 2016, as well as during her time as Home Secretary, there have been many comparisons in the press between Theresa May and Angela Merkel. However, most of these comparisons are more superficial, focussing on how they are both women for example, all of which is interesting but when it comes to actual politics has little significance. Ahead of the 2005 … Continue reading Theresa May is likely to be the next Merkel, the similarities between the two are uncanny
The European Union was ready . . . they had finally prepared to handle the populist surge that had been sweeping the continent since the Brexit vote in 2016, they were ready for a Berlusconi led-coalition, with a former EU Parliament president, becoming Prime Minister. This plan was utterly shattered once the exit polls were released after the vote earlier this month. Out of all … Continue reading Europe’s Nightmare Coalition is Starting to Take Shape