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The Weekly Global Roundup: Uncertainty In Europe (November 26 to December 1, 2018)

At a special summit, the 27 remaining European Union (EU) leaders signed off the Brexit agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez lifted his threat of an effective veto, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May will find it challenging to convince her parliament to vote for the deal. In the same week, defence ministers of 25 EU countries also agreed to form a join EU intelligence school to deepen defence cooperation. In France, major protests against mounting gas prices and eco-taxes – which have morphed into a wider demonstration against the government – led to dozens of arrests. And in Ukraine, the country’s parliament voted to declare martial law in areas bordering Russia after a naval clash. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Governance Instabilities In Europe (November 12 to 17, 2018)

The European Union and the United Kingdom (UK) reached a draft agreement over Brexit, but Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May lost cabinet and junior ministers in the process. Sweden still has no government, and Austria and the Czech Republic withdrew from a non-binding United Nations pact on migration. In the UK, Miss May won her cabinet’s support for the draft agreement, though she lost two cabinet ministers – Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey – along with a number of other junior ministers, and the agreement still needs the approval of parliament. And in Sweden, lawmakers rejected a proposed minority coalition led by the second-largest party, the first time in Swedish history that a proposal for a new prime minister has been defeated. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Theresa May’s Solid Speech, As Brexit Nears (October 1 to 6, 2018)

As Brexit nears, and as the Conservative party in the United Kingdom (UK) concluded its party conference, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered one of her most effective speeches of her tenure. Earlier in the week – following the persistent Brexit disagreements between the European Union (EU) and the UK, the prime minister had said that a “no-deal Brexit would be preferable to the EU proposals that would risk breaking up the UK”. Following these Brexit developments, however, was a report that the rate of child poverty has increased in the country: About 600,000 children have fallen back into “relative poverty” since 2012, and the number of children who seek food handouts from the country’s largest network of food banks has more than tripled from 127,000 to 484,000. Continue reading

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