House of cards! EU is on notice! Time to get the popcorn because this will get interesting.
Dutch Elections Pose Next Major EuroZone Political Risk
The build-up to the March 15th Dutch elections will be watched by the market very closely. Current polling indicates that Geert Wilders’ anti-EU Freedom is ahead and likely to win over 30 of the 150 parliamentary seats. The party has called for “de-Islamification” of the Netherlands and pledged to withdraw the country from the EU. If the polls are correct in predicting strong support for populism by the Dutch, it could fuel fears of a similar showing in the upcoming French elections. Although this is clearly well below the amount needed for an outright majority, it is important to note that The Netherlands has ... (full story)