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( 4 mins read ) President Tayyip Erdogan’s renewed threat to severely restrict social media platforms comes amid growing signs that his popular support is in long-term decline, particularly among young voters. Legislation requiring social media companies to establish a
( 4 mins read ) Turmoil within the Five Star Movement (M5S) is complicating the government’s path ahead, mainly due to its impact on the strength in parliament of the ruling coalition. A plan for economic recovery and reform is
( 6 mins read ) Countries that have loosened restrictions for more than two weeks have not seen a dramatic increase in cases, but localized outbreaks are becoming more and more common. The broad public support for lockdowns might not
( 5 mins read ) The relationship between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the coalition parties is set to become increasingly fractious. The main risks for Conte are infighting with the Five Star Movement and his own ego. Regardless of
( 5 mins read ) Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stands in a strong position after he dealt successfully with the coronavirus outbreak. Less than 200 people have died, and the country prepares to open to tourists from 1 July.
Economically, things are more challenging for the center-right New Democracy (ND) government as real GDP growth moved into negative territory in Q1 and there are concerns that a decimated tourism season will be the main driver of a deep recession.
However, robust economic support from European institutions and, critically, overall political stability provide Greece with a unique opportunity to register a faster-than-expected recovery.
( 6 mins read ) Continued ECB activity has bought EU policymakers time to deliver a response to the economic fallout from Covid-19.
From a Brussels perspective, the biggest challenges are timing and coordination.
Beyond fiscal constraints, domestic politics and institutional capacity pose the biggest hurdles for delivering effective and timely economic recovery packages in several countries.
( 10 mins read ) Below is this week’s update on how selected European governments are handling lockdown exit, and their economic policies to counter the economic fallout from Covid-19. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want
( 4 mins read ) The recently announced European Commission’s proposal for an EUR 750bn recovery fund sits next to its plan for a 2021-27 macro budget (MFF) worth EUR 1.1tn and alongside support measures already agreed and worth some
( 11 mins read ) Below is this week’s update on how selected European governments are handling lockdown exit and their economic policies to counter the economic fallout from Covid-19. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want
Where does @KamalaHarris stand on foreign policy?
We asked her 12 questions on topics including China, trade, and climate ⤵️ https://on.cfr.org/33NiwUU
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin