Commissioner Stylianides about rescEU, a new European system to tackle natural disasters

European Commission has revealed new plans to strengthen Europe’s ability to deal with natural disasters. This is a written interview with Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. The interview was originally published in daily Pravda in Slovak language.

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. Credit: European Union, 2014

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What’s next for German politics, Merkel?: End of her era?

It is probably unexpected but German coalition talks collapsed. How do you read this? Could it be even the end of Angela Merkel’s era? Read few comment.

Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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Germany’s coalition talks?: It’s complicated

As CDU/CSU, Greens and FDP should end an exploratory discussions and move on to proper negotiations on forming a government would you be so kind to comment shortly what does the first phase of German coalition talks show us? Read few comments.
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Brexit and Russia: How bad was/is it?

Researchers find that accounts run from Russia tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum, at least 419 of those accounts tweeted about Brexit a total of 3,468 times – mostly after the referendum had taken place. The number might look small so how would you judge the operation like this in a broader context of Russia’s disinfo efforts? Read few comments.


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EU defense cooperation: How will/should be PESCO used?

This is still just a beginning for PESCO, but in your opinion how should be PESCO used, what would you perceive as a success and what would be a failure? Read few comments.

Military exercise at the Zaragoza Air Base. Credit: European Union, 2017

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A war is coming?: What’s next for Lebanon

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns against Lebanon proxy wars. So how do you assess a possibility of an open war in Lebanon, and what kind of war – who against whom? Read few comments.
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What will GOP do about Roy Moore?

Would you say that the Senate candidate Roy Moore will politically survive (should survive?) current allegation of sexual misconduct and what does the initial reaction of the GOP tell us about the party? Read few comments.
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