Tuesday December 10, 2019

Has 2016 another sting in its tail for Europe?

The European Union itself is increasingly becoming the major political question in many member states. But does Brussels even notice?

4th December, 2016
2016 may live long in the memories for all the wrong reasons Pic: iStock

Will 2016 deliver one more hammer blow to the political establishment before it closes? First it was Brexit. Then the Trump election in the US. Is this annus horribilis not done with us yet? Is there one more sting in its tail with today’s Italian referendum coinciding with Austria’s re-run presidential election?

In Vienna, Norbert Hofer of the Austrian Freedom Party is hoping to become the first far-right head of state in...

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