What does Bratislava summit mean for the future of the EU?

What would be your take from Bratislava summit, any positive signs for the EU or not very much? Read few comments.

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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What should be discussed at Bratislava summit?

What should be discussed, and why, to move the EU forward? And BTW, in your opinion, is it even possible to move the EU forward (whatever it means)? It seems that security in various forms is one of the topics which may somehow bring EU members states together and will be prominently discussed also on the upcoming informal EU summit in Bratislava. Read few comments.

Welvome to Bratislava. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Welcome to Bratislava. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Bratislava summit: Security as the lowest common denominator for the EU?

It seems that security is one of the topics which may somehow bring EU members states together and will be prominently discussed also on upcoming informal EU summit in Bratislava. We even hear statements about European Army (but of course we have also NATO). But it also seems that EU states are pretty divided on many issues and security is something like the lowest common denominator. What is your opinion on this, can the EU in such atmosphere move the discussion about security into something concrete? Read few comments.

Bratislava Castle will be the main venue for negotiations between 27 leaders of the European Union's Member States. Credit: http://www.eu2016.sk/

Bratislava Castle will be the main venue for negotiations between 27 leaders of the European Union’s Member States. Credit: http://www.eu2016.sk/

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15th anniversary of 9/11: How al-Qaeda’s attacks have changed the world

It is 15 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks and this is a kind of poll among various foreign policy, security and terrorism expert about how this horrible event changed the world, if we still feels echoes of this and what are lessons learned from 9/11. Read their views

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Election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. What does it mean for Merkel if AfD ahead of CDU?

It seems it is not totally unrealistic that AfD is fighting for the first place in the regional election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. How important is to score well for AfD? And if AfD scores really well what kind of impact it may have on the German political scene? Read few comments.

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Gymnich in Bratislava: What does it mean for EU common foreign policy?

As Gymnich is taking place in Bratislava we are probably more than ever in the paradoxical situation that everybody is talking about the usefulness of common foreign policy but many countries are not willing to give more power to Brussels. How do you see this old-new problem, any way out of this? Read few comments.

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What is Trump doing on immigration?

It seems that Donald Trump is trying to look a bit more statesmanlike, more presidential with the Mexico visit and kinda more reasonable (or maybe not so much) talks about immigration. Do you see this approach may for in his favor or not, and why? Read few comments?

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