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Elections in Brazil
10 | November | 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right populist candidate, won the second round of the presidential election with 55% of the vote. In a campaign marked by controversial statements and a growing polarization in the Brazilian society, the defeated candidate, Fernando Haddad (45%), and the international community worry that the President-elected wants a return to dictatorship in the country.

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Swedish election
10 | September | 2018

The Swedish general election, on the 9th of September, gave the Social-Democrats first place, albeit with their worst result ever (28.4%). The Moderates followed at 19.8% and the Sweden Democrats – a far-right party, in third place, at 17.6%. What impact will this outcome have on the country and in Europe? 

 

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Helsinki Summit
18 | July | 2018

At the Helsinki Summit, US President Trump and Russian President Putin sit down to debate a number of issues pertaining to international politics and security, namely war in Syria, arms control and the situation in the Ukraine. Taking place only a few days after the NATO summit, this meeting has elicited much speculation over its outcome, but also raised concerns in Europe over the prospect of the USA’s “friendliness” towards Russia leading to concessions. 

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NATO Summit
13 | July | 2018

Between the 11th and the 12th of July, amid an atmosphere of rising tensions between its membres, a historic Summit is held in Brussels to debate questions of pivotal importance to the future of the Atlantic Alliance, such as burden-sharing, migrations, terrorismo and the relatioship with Russia and NATOS’s eastern border.

 

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