The Double Whammy of Energy Shocks and Rising Inflation Could Bring Mass Unrest to Europe

The Double Whammy of Energy Shocks and Rising Inflation Could Bring Mass Unrest to Europe


According to global risk intelligence company Verisk Maplecroft, civil unrest could be around the corner across Europe.

The intelligence company published a new civil unrest index report that showed how over 50% of the 198 countries studied by the index witnessed an uptick in civil unrest over the course of the past quarter.

“The world is facing an unprecedented rise in civil unrest as governments of all stripes grapple with the impacts of inflation on the price of staple foods and energy,” principal analyst Torbjorn Soldvedt observed.

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“The data, covering seven years, shows that the last quarter saw more countries witness an increase in risks from civil unrest than at any time since the Index was released,” he added.

Soldvedt believes things could

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