May’s snap decision adds to Europe’s jitters

The British Election is yet another geopolitical threat to the world economy

23rd April, 2017

For a while, it seemed as if Europe’s politics were calming down.

In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders’ ultra right-wing Party for Freedom had fallen short in the general election. In France, Marine Le Pen’s surge in the polls had begun to flag.

And in Germany, Angela Merkel had risen in popularity among young people while her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), had risen in the polls.

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