Europe, Middle East & Africa: The good, the bad, and the uncertain

Author: Jimmie Franklin | Published: 8 Aug 2019

The temperature has been rising in Europe, both literally and figuratively. The Brexit fight isn't over yet – in fact, it may have only just begun – as EU member states gear up for a Boris Johnson premiership, and with that a British cabinet that's more eurosceptic than ever. Notoriously anti-EU figureheads such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Raab have received top jobs.

Britain's prime minister isn't the only one new to his position. Enter Ursula Von Der Leyen, the president-elect of the European Commission. She's a safe pair of hands for the Brussels status quo, being part of the German CDU and thus a member of the pro-market, pro-EU European People's Party. In addition, she's a longstanding component of the European armoury, having served in Angela Merkel's cabinet...