After years of stagnation caused by the euro crisis, economic growth is bouncing back in Europe.
In the last Bundestag there were 35 company owners and self-employed MPs; now there are 76 out of 709, meaning the proportion of entrepreneurs is roughly the same as in the overall population.
When trading with the EU, exports are clearly important. But cheap, reliable imports keep prices low and give consumers a wider choice.
We shouldn’t fear a splintering of Europe into mini-states, says Matthew Lynn. We should actively encourage it.
Catalonia’s bid for independence has caused jitters in markets recently. But the standoff with Madrid looks unlikely to cause a major correction.
Matthew Partridge talks to Ecuador’s trade minister, Pablo Campana – the Andean country provides an interesting case study for how our own government’s thinking on Brexit is developing.
Catalonia’s bid for independence has created a constitutional crisis in Spain, with consequences beyond its borders. John Stepek looks at what it means for you.
While the the Catalonia secession crisis continues in Spain, centrifugal forces in Italy are gaining momentum.
The clock is ticking in the Brexit negotiations, but the main issues remain unsettled, says Matthew Partridge.
A new problem has cropped up in eastern Europe – a pro-Russia billionaire named Andrej Babis.
Football has become a multi-billion-pound business in recent decades – and European leagues’ popularity in emerging markets means there’s more to come, says Matthew Partridge.