How do you see the prospect of AKP winning the majority in upcoming snap elections and if this will not happen would you says the AKP will genuinely try to find a coalition partner or perhaps not? Read few comments.
We might have another fence, this time at Austria-Slovenia borders. Albeit it seem it is not the same concept as in Hungary, in my view it clearly shows Europe is inching towards securitization of the refugee crisis. For politicians it is probably the best way how to show the voters that they are doing something. But what kind of impact it may have on the refugee crisis? Do you think that at the end Europe will start to flirt with the idea of closing external borders? Read few comments.
The Bavarian premier Horst Seehofer said that Chancellor Angela Merkel has to find a way to limit the number of refugees arriving via Austria by Sunday or he will consider acting alone. What can Seehofer do in your opinion, and how serious is this rift between Merkel and Seehofer? Read few comments.
Meeting of the EU countries with Serbia, Macedonia and Albania is focused on the Balkans refugee route. How would you say the situation re refugee crisis is perceived in those non-EU countries? Do they expect more from the EU, don’t they? Read few comments.
CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email was hacked. How would you comment on this, is this just an embarrassment or is this something more, does it have some broader security consequences in your opinion? Read few comments.
Finland’s government is ready for more spending cuts. But with a high unemployment and almost non-existent economic growth is this a needed and sustainable strategy for the economy or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.
Angela Merkel’s strategy re refugee crises is criticized as by many, even inside her party. And Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel’s statement is also quite interesting as he says refugee spending like stimulus package. Read few comments on German politics by Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in Government, Department of Politics, Durham University.