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Political Risk Makes a Comeback in Europe

  • Europe looked to have turned a corner as populists beaten back
  • Italy, Austria, Brexit all pose risks for Europe going forward
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Catalonia Pushes Toward Independence After Vote

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If the wind really is “back in Europe’s sails,” as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker put it last month, then it’s still unclear where the bloc may be heading.

The beatings Spanish police handed out to separatists in the region of Catalonia at the weekend took investors by surprise, raising questions about whether the instability that has plagued the European Union for the best part of the last decade is really over.