Will Ireland say yes to fiscal treaty?

Probably. At this stage, fear (of the unknown consequences of a No vote) is the most powerful factor that will motivate people to go to their polling station to cast a Yes vote.

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Will Angela Merkel listen to François Hollande?

French President François Hollande will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Will SPD’s Hannelore Kraft challenge Angela Merkel?

Maybe not, but Kraft’s position is pretty strong after she led SPD to victory in North Rhine-Westphalia election.

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Another test for Merkel: State election in North Rhine-Westphalia

NRW is the most populous state in Germany.

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Does Obama believe in gay marriages?

Probably.  President Obama told ABC News:  It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.

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Welcome to Merkollande

Few comments on the EU, François Hollande and Angela Merkel by Carolin Rüger, Institute for Political Science and Social Research – European Research and International Relations, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

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Europe: Extreme right and left on the rise

Read few comments.

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Greece: Will a government be formed?

And what about the rise of extremist parties.

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What can Europe expect from Hollande?

Let us assume Hollande will win the 2nd round of presidential elections. Hollande has suggested he will seek changes in the fiscal compact.

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What next for Chen Guangcheng?

It is probably not good for CGC.

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