Europe Country Risk Views

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Eight Future Geopolitical Flashpoints

Future geopolitical flashpoints are likely to emerge in areas that are not currently receiving much attention by policymakers or the global media. We have identified eight of these, stretching across...

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Scandal To Increase Corruption Fears

The arrest of Albania's central bank governor will cast doubts over the country's progress in tackling corruption, thereby undermining the country's attractiveness as a business proposition.

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Balance Of Payments Crisis Risks Rising

Falling oil prices, restricted access to Western capital and lack of reform are pushing Russia towards a balance of payments crisis. A near-term crisis will probably be averted as tensions with the...

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Closer To Ceasefire, But Not There Yet

Although confusion reigns over whether Russia and Ukraine have agreed on September 3 to a 'permanent ceasefire', confirmation of talks between both sides reinforces our view that each has an interest...

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