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Is German politics boring? Not at all!

While some observers are saying that with Merkel’s hegemony German politics is quite boring, Germany has a far-right party, radical left party, surging liberal party, traditional SPD is perhaps on a verge of huge problems and after the election there will be a discussion about the coalition. 1,109 more words

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Will election change Germany's foreign policy?

Do you expect some changes, adjustment of German foreign policy or more of the same after the election? Does is also depends on if FDP will be a part of the coalition as its leader Christian Lindner was in the EU policy more critical to French President Emmanuel Macron and in Russian policy more sympathetic to Moscow? 624 more words

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SOTEU: Juncker and his vision

Read few initial thoughts on the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament. 1,127 more words

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Slovakia and Hungary lost the case against refugee quotas. What does it mean?

As probably expected Slovakia and Hungary lost the challenge against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation. What is your view on the verdict and maybe if there are some legal instruments how to push Slovakia and Hungary to accept this and to take asylum seekers. 1,016 more words

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Germany: The hardest election for Merkel? Probably not

How safe, and why, is the position of Chancellor Angela Merkel and CDU/CSU one months before the elections? Do you think it is time for Martin Schulz and SPD to be desperate or they still could have some hope? 1,040 more words

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Will German-Franco engine change the EU (again)?

It seems that German-Franco engine will try to move the EU towards a deeper integration after the German elections in areas like fiscal issues, defense, others. 3,666 more words

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EU refugee quotas: Any lessons learned?

While we probably need some burden sharing system regarding refugees what are the lessons learned from this relative failure of migrant quotas for the future of solving refugee crisis and changing the EU asylum system? 1,667 more words

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