POLITICO.- Europe has endured major angst these last 12 months, and many would say that the year 2016 was among the Continent’s most unlovely since the Balkan civil war. As we tiptoe into 2017, there’s no reason to believe that things will take a striking turn for the better.Más...
So in this spirit of gloom, POLITICO brings you a dozen characters who will make you want to stay in bed — with the covers pulled firmly over your trembling head.
These aren’t the most obvious villains or potential wreckers of joy. So Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t on this list. Nor is Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, nor even the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May or the National Front leader Marine Le Pen, doughty depressants all: We can take it for granted that they will make us miserable in 2017, almost certainly on numerous occasions.
Instead, we give you a list of some of the other spoilers, a supporting cast of whom the best that we might wish is that they have a relatively quiet year.
The dozen follow, in alphabetical order.