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An in depth analysis of the Swedish election - expert comment from Dr Edward Page

The Swedish election was, as expected, a rollercoaster ride with the electorate waking up on Monday morning with little idea of what their government will look like when parliament re-opens on September 24.


Brexit blueprint

Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor, School of Law, expects the Brexit blueprint to display the UK as effectively remaining part of the Customs Union but will do nothing to preserve London's position as the world's most prominent financial centre.


Emmanuel Macron seeks to win over Angela Merkel on EU reforms - expert comment

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel aimed at winning support from the German chancellor for his ambitious reform plans for the European Union.Professor Seán Hand discusses his chances of success.


The election of Cuba's new leader is no surprise - expert comment

Cuba’s parliament will elect Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president, ending the Castro family’s long rule of nearly 60 years. The 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the government works to ensure the survival of one of the world’s last remaining communist states. Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, Assistant Professor, Global Sustainable Development comments


"Trump has chosen an outspoken neoconservative hardliner to serve as his National Security Advisor" - expert comment

Dr. Georg Löfflmann from the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on the news that President Trump has appointed John Bolton as his National Security Adviser, replacing H.R.McMaster.


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