Shelter from the Storm in Europe

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British members of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group protest with signs against TIPP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) during in the plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 10 June 2015.

Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, and the rise of populist political parties


Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, and the rise of populist political parties. Though each poses a considerable threat, Europe, aided by the recent cyclical pickup, is in a position to address them individually, without risking more than a temporary set of disruptions. Should they converge into a kind of “perfect storm,” however, a return to sunny days will become extremely difficult to fores...


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