More unity in the EU regarding sanctions against Russia?

As we have seen in the last months the EU was pretty divided regarding Russia, would you say that more united EU may appear slowly, or maybe not so much? Read few comments.

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What’s next for EU sanctions? How hard will be Russia hit?

According to EU proposal regarding sanctions against Russia new measure will “prohibit any EU persons from investing in debt, equity and similar financial instruments with a maturity higher than 90 days, issued by state-owned Russian financial institutions…anywhere in the world.” Is this a step that could hit Russia hard, or not and why? Read few comments.

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Juncker: I wanna make Europe better. What this could mean?

Jean-Claude Juncker was confirmed as next President of European Commission. Read few comments?

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Less strict budgetary rules in the EU?

As Merkel signaled readiness to give EU states more flexibility within current budget rules , would you say there is a room for leeway on budgets or not, and why? Read few comments.

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South Stream: What kind of project is it?

Austrian energy company OMV and Russia’s Gazprom signed a contract on the construction of the South Stream pipeline’s Austrian section. Read few comments.

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EU: Energy union in making?

It seems that a much deeper integration of the EU energy policy could be on the table. Read few comments.

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Tougher sanctions against Russia?

The sanctions against Russia are sort of a mixed bag. G7 just expressed its support for targeted sanctions against Russia, but the US and EU would move out on their own.  And according to NY TimeEuropean firms seek to minimize Russia sanctions. So would you say that the West will move towards real tougher sanctions against Russia or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.

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Obama: The US is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth

Would you agree with Obama or not, and why? And BTW, in your opinion, what is the biggest challenge for the US for the 21st century at this moment?

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EU loses AAA rating from S&P. Is it justified?

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Banking union deal is facing criticism

Martin Schulz: European Parliament cannot accept the single resolution mechanism SRM for failing banks as agreed by ECOFIN. Michel Barnier: When I compare it with my original proposal I have regrets.

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