Austria: Will Van der Bellen’s victory affects green, less traditional left parties?

There were many discussions that if populist right candidate Norbert Hofer will win presidential election in Austria what kind of impact it may have on far-right in Europe. But the winner is Alexander Van der Bellen who was supported by Greens. Do you think that his victory may somehow affect Green parties in Europe, respectively less traditional left parties or not, and why? Read few comments.

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Cyprus parliamentary elections: The microcosmos of Europe?

A low turnout, less votes for big parties, far-right in the parliament. Looks like that Cyprus parliamentary vote was a microcosm of what is happening almost everywhere. What do you read out of those results, what do they mean for Cyprus? Read few comments.

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What holds the keys to unlock EgyptAir MS804 flight mystery

EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May 2016. There were 66 people on board.

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Hofer vs Van der Bellen: Who has a better chance of becoming Austria’s president?

If you look at the short period of time between the first and second round of presidential election which candidate was in your opinion more effective in sending the message to supporters and especially to undecided voters and what was the main message of Norbert Hofer and his rival Alexander Van der Bellen? Read few comments.

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Sending a message? Montenegro will be NATO’s 29th member

It is “just” a relatively small Montenegro but still it is another enlargement for NATO as the accession protocol was signed. What does it mean for both sides, for the Alliance and for Montenegro, especially if we take into account current geopolitical situation?

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Undermining trust: Brexit and security implication for the EU, NATO

British PM David Cameron said: Whenever we turn our back on Europe, sooner or later we come to regret it. We’ve always had to go back in – and always at a much higher cost. So how do you assess the role of the UK in European, transatlantic security regarding potential Brexit? Read few comments.

PM David Cameron says EU in-out referendum will be held on Thursday 23rd June. Credit: gov.uk

PM David Cameron. Credit: http://www.gov.uk

 

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Merkel is losing popularity. A sign of normalization?

According to INSA’s poll 64 percent of Germans think that Chancellor Angela Merkel should not run for a fourth term. Usually people say that Merkel is losing popularity because of the refugee crisis. For sure it is very important factor but do you think that this losing of popularity also goes somehow deeper? Can Merkel simply count on solving/defusing of refugee crisis and then her numbers will go up or do you think it is a bit more complicated? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel Credit: Bundesregierung/Lohnes, http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/

Chancellor Angela Merkel Credit: Bundesregierung/Lohnes, http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/

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