In 2016 the Populists won major victories with the Brexit vote in Britain and the election of Donald Trump to the White House. This year is even more important. The very fate of Europe will be decided this year, through the elections in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Here's a look at whats happening in Europe.

Lost in the political firestorm of Donald Trump’s RussiaGate hearings comes the news that Queen Elizabeth gave her Royal Assent to the Brexit bill. Great Britain is now free to jump off the cliff created by the Brexit referendum last year, and Prime Minister Theresa May plans to take that jump on March 29. Here's what could happen.

Should we stay or should we go? That is what the Brits will have to decide this summer in a referendum that will determine if the United Kingdom remains part of the European Union or cuts economic ties. Bloomberg Quicktakes explains the reasons for, against and consequences of a 'Brexit.'