Political risk moves to the forefront in the European crisis

Krzysztof Bledowski, Ph.D., senior economist
The Eurozone crisis continues to ebb and flow, and it is buffeted by political swings that often emerge unexpectedly. This explains why markets and major partners of Europe, such as the United States, often find it perplexing to make sense of Eurozone policy initiatives. Amid the cacophony of statements, proposals, and ad hoc agreements coming out of Europe, it is not easy to decipher the political forces that shape them. The fact is that political risk remains potent and was underestimated in the period leading up to the crisis. This brief note sizes up the political landscape in major Eurozone nations. Issues in Brief

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