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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: Presidential Developments In Latin America (May 28 to June 2, 2018)

There were presidential developments in Colombia and Venezuela in the past weeks. In Colombia, the presidential race is headed to a June run-off between conservative candidate Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro, and the 2016 peace agreement with former terror group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is a key issue. In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro may have won a second term last week, but his poverty-stricken country is compelling people to move out of the country. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Young Leaders Emerge, As The Right Makes Gains In Europe (October 23 to 28, 2017)

37-year-old Jacinda Ardern is set to be the next prime minister of New Zealand, after her party successfully formed a coalition government. This comes a week after 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s Party – now the incoming Chancellor of the country – propelled his party to victory, in a parliamentary election which also reflected gains made by the political right in Europe. This week too, far-right and far-left anti-[European Union] parties made gains in the elections in the Czech Republic, and this also comes a month after the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany secured enough votes, to enter the parliament as the first far-right party in more than 50 years. Continue reading

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