Migrant crisis and far-right: Tensions and violence rising

We have seen this case when hundreds of masked men marching and reportedly beat migrants in Stockholm. Is it possible the we are moving towards a new phase when extremists will plan quite massive attacks on migrants, and even if not, it seems that the risk of further radicalization of some right-wing groups and perhaps also some cooperation among them is amid migrant crisis quite high, isn’t it? Read few comments.

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Iowa caucus: Important as ever?

On February 1, 2016, the presidential primaries start with the Iowa caucus.

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How angry is America and will it affect presidential election?

Usually, the economy is the biggest issue in US presidential elections, we also see this antiestablishment vs establishment theme. So what topics and why these will determine the outcome of upcoming primaries and US presidential elections? Read fews comments.

The White House, the ultimatimate in the US presidential election. Credit: whitehouse.org

The White House, the ultimate prize in the US presidential election. Credit: whitehouse.org

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EPP Manfred Weber: The number of refugees has to be drastically reduced

,,We cannot accept refugees who do not respect our culture, values and laws. Those who violate these basic principles should lose their right to hospitality and have to leave Europ,” said Manfred Weber, EPP Group Chairman in an email interview. This interview was originally published in daily Pravda in Slovak.

Manfred Weber, 43, is the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Bavarian CSU. Credit: eppgroup.eu

Manfred Weber, 43, is the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Bavarian CSU. Credit: eppgroup.eu

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Will presidential election change American foreign policy?

Foreign policy is usually not the topic which would be super prominent in the US presidential election, though candidates need to show they have some foreign policy credentials. But looking at the crowd of candidates in the US presidential election do you see any trends and which trends that may probably influence the future of American foreign policy almost irrespectively of who will be the next US President? Read few comments.

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Will hostages be less important for terrorists but also for security forces?

E. g. Met Police will increase its armed presence and there is an another development as French Colonel Hubert Bonneau, head of the elite GIGN police, said there is a new type of terrorist threat meant there are no classic hostage situations such as in the past and hostages are just a buffer to slow the progress of security forces. So basically are we moving towards a new phase when we will see more armed security personnel on the streets ready to act quickly due the fact that hostages will be not so important? Read few comments.

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Michael Bloomberg for American President? (Un)realistic?

According to NYT Michael Bloomberg considers an independent presidential bid. Do you think he might have a chance to be an important player in presidential elections and for whom could this be a bigger headache, for Dems or GOP? Read few comments.

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Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton. On what is Bernie’s appeal based?

It seems that Bernie Sanders, though for many years serving as independent, might be a tougher nut to crack for Hillary Clinton in Democratic primaries as it was expected. Even Hillary’s camp admits that primaries can go for into late April, May. Why is that so in your opinion, why is Sanders relatively popular? Is it more about the appeal of him and his policies, or more about Hillary “nonappeal”? Or is this a combination of both? Read few comments.

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Austria sets limits for asylum seekers. What does it mean?

Austria sets an upper limit on how many asylum applications country will process each year. In general, could you shortly comment on this approach, would you say that such decision is in accordance with EU and international law or? Read few comments.

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Cyprus: Towards reunification?

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