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EP President election: What is different now and does it matter?

We are in kind of unusual situation when we do not know who will be the next President of the European Parliament. How do you read the fact that this time there is no agreement among the biggest groups, do you think it may have some effect on the EU, on institution and their work? 731 more words

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Are Austria's SocDems going far-right (far-left)?

Eastern European countries are exporting their joblessness to Austria, Chancellor Christian Kern said. He is talking also about changing course. Is his aim to attract far-right voters and could this work for Social Democrats especially in the situation when also ÖVP is shifting to the right on many issues? 133 more words

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Migration crisis in 2016: Some steps have been taken, but...

EU has border guards, is moving with ETIAS system, migration compacts and Turkey deal (whatever we think about this) is still at place. How would you assess the last six months of management and solving of migration crisis from the EU maybe also taking into account that Slovakia just had rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU (and for better or worse my country was also somehow in the spotlight of migration crisis)? 591 more words

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Slovakia's EU Presidency didn't overplay its hand

As we approach the end of the Presidency, this time I would would like to ask you for your view on the last six months. How do you perceive Slovak EU Presidency, what positives and negatives would you underline? 2,396 more words

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Brexit? Two years is not a long time for any international treaty negotiation

Access to single market and freedom of movement are often mentioned as points of possible collision but the process will be also extremely complex so looking at possible options UK and the EU have regarding Brexit how much do you think it is realistic or unrealistic to conclude negotiations in two years (unless the European Council grants an extension)? 1,657 more words

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