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IIEA16th October 20181min

On Sunday, 14 October 2018, elections were held in Bavaria. This election saw a momentous shift in the politics of Bavaria, which reflected trends at the federal level, but which may have a profound impact on politics in Berlin in the future. This policy brief examines the results of the elections and their implications for Bavaria and Berlin.

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IIEA9th October 20187min

This is the first in a series of analytical blogs examining the rise of populist movements and challenges to the liberal order across Europe today. This blog focuses on the alarming wave of anti-Western rhetoric which surged in Romania throughout the recent referendum campaign on whether to amend the Constitution to redefine marriage and the family as “a union between a man and a woman.”

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IIEA29th June 20183min

At the Euro Summit today, Friday 29 June, Leaders of Eurozone countries will discuss the proposed programme of limited reforms agreed by Germany and France at a recent bilateral meeting. It is important for countries such as Ireland to understand changes in the approach of both countries to EMU reform since the crisis.