There is a market narrative that European governments are spending more on defense spending and the ECB is doing QT, and this will push yields higher on European government bonds.
The problem with this story is that US long rates are going down because the Fed will soon pause, and European inflation is going down, see chart below. Combined with European inflation being mainly energy, where the 12-month change will roll over in March 2023, the net effect is that US rates going down and inflation in the US and Europe going down will likely dominate the idiosyncratic stories in Europe.
As a result, global government bond yields will likely decline, including in Europe. The fundamental reason is that inflation will be less and less of a problem as we go through 2023, and the move lower in global rates will be particularly significant if we get a recession in the US.
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