In the aftermath of last week’s Brexit referendum, global markets took a hit, as did the European Union’s aspirations for further political integration. WPR’s 10-article compilation helps trace what led up to the historic vote, and considers its potential implications for the U.K., the EU and beyond.
Spain held its second general election in six months on Sunday, but the results didn’t move the needle much from December’s vote. Once again, the country faces the prospect of continued political deadlock if acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is unable form a viable governing coalition.
The reverberations from the Brexit referendum extend far beyond the U.K. If resentment over the impact of globalization was one of the motivating forces behind the voters’ decision, the global extent of the decision’s impact offers proof of just how irretrievably interconnected the world has grown.