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are plenty of signs of trouble ahead for the European Union in 2019. Unstable
leadership, rampant populism, strikes and demonstrations, migration disputes,
security challenges, Brexit, an economic slowdown and the makings of another
financial crisis are just a few of the challenges that await. For EU
institutions, perhaps the biggest test will come with the European Parliament
elections in May, which could overturn the grand coalition that has governed
the bloc since the 1980s.
Dr. Michael Leigh
The European Commission’s crackdown last month on tax privileges for multinational corporations could be part of a bigger power play. The stakes could be much higher than preserving the autonomy of national tax authorities.
<i>European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is demanding...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
As a historical legacy, Poland and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe are heavily dependent on natural gas supplied by the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom. This reliance on a single supplier carries a geopolitical risk and, indeed, the region has experienced politically motivated gas supply disruptions in recent years. The spectre of energy insecurity has ri...
Dr. Lucja Cannon