The cracks first appeared with the Greek debt crisis in 2010. Since then, the European Union (EU) has been put through the mill—and then some. The latest fault line to rattle Europe is the insolvent Italian banking system.
Britain voted to “Brexit,” Donald Trump won the White House, and Italy shot down their pro-EU government, voting “no” to constitutional reform—2016 witnessed a populist revolt. What conditions have catalyzed this rapid surge in support for populism?
There’s trouble in the European Union. Individual nations no longer follow Brussels, and its leadership is met with hostility and contempt. While Europe’s problems continue to mount, solutions are scarce. Will war result? Learn what George Friedman sees for the future of Europe… and the rest of the world.