ELECTIONS IN EUROPE IN 2018

  1. Czech Presidential Elections: 12-13 January 2018
  2. Cyprus Presidential Elections: 28 January 2018
  3. Finnish Presidential Elections: 28 January 2018
  4. Italian General Election: 4 March 2018
  5. Russian Presidential Election: 18 March 2018
  6. Dutch Local Elections: 21 March 2018
  7. Montenegrin Presidential Elections: On or before 7 April 2018
  8. Hungarian Parliamentary Elections: 11 April 2018

SINO-RUSSIAN RELATIONS IN 2018

Over the past two decades, the relationship between China and Russia has evolved from a marriage of convenience into one of enduring strategic value for both countries, one that China describes as a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. Chinese policymakers recognize the limitations of the Sino-Russian relationship and do not aspire to transform it into a formal alliance. Nonetheless, China has strong incentives to further enhance its relationship with Russia, covering economic, military, and diplomatic cooperation.

BULGARIAN PRESIDENCY PRIORITIES

During the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the period 1 January – 30 June 2018, the Republic of Bulgaria will strive in a positive spirit towards achieving future-oriented and realistic results, following the principles of transparency and accountability and realizing an “open to citizens” Presidency.

Priorities

THE FUTURE OF EUROPE AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE-ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL COHESION

ITALIAN MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR POLICIES

Source: Reuters

Italian elections will take place on 4 March 2018. Main Political Parties and their Policies

Centre Left: Ruling Democratic Party, leader Matteo Renzi

WORLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

Source: Craig Hamilton Parker

ITALIAN BANKING CRISIS COULD CAUSE CHAOS IN 2018

2018 EUROPE GEOPOLITICAL FORECAST

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTE ON JERUSALEM

he United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city.

128 countries voted in favor of the text

CLARIFICATION ON US SHARE IN UN REGULAR BUDGET AND PEACEKEEPING TROOPS

Since the UN’s founding in 1945, the United States has been the organization’s largest funder. As a permanent member of the Security Council and host of UN Headquarters, the U.S. arguably has more clout than other UN member states, and its leadership in providing financial support to the organization is a reflection of that influential role.

TRUMP NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY AND CHINA

Author : Frances Martel, Breitbart.com

President Donald Trump’s administration has published the 2017 National Security Strategy, the first of this presidency. The document focuses heavily on the threat communist China poses to American influence on trade, defense, technology, and human rights.

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