Are Jared Kushner’s problems with his security clearance a big deal?

According to WaPo Mr. Kushner’s foreign contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage amid Kushner’s security clearance is downgraded. In your opinion, how big deal is this? Read few comments.
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Corbyn’s speech and the future on Brexit

According to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn his party wanna stay in the custom union. It seems that Brexit is politically even more complicated for the UK. What kind of effect this Labour stance may have on the government thinking as probably also some Tory Remainers would prefers custom union scenario? Read few comments.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: http://www.labour.org.uk

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Xi Jinping: Grabbing power possibly for life cannot but be dangerous

There is proposal of China’s Communist to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Is this “Xi Forever” change (or Xi a least for a long time) and what does it tell us about the current Chinese politics? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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Syria: Eastern Ghouta and Russian tricks in the UN

BBC reports that the Western diplomats have accused Russia of stalling for time in the UN regarding Eastern Ghouta. They suspect that Moscow wants to give Syria time to deal a final blow to forces defending the enclave on the edge of Damascus. Would you that it is basically a Russia’s game and it is probably very little others can do about, or not and why? Read few comments.
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Transnational lists? Spitzenkadidaten? How to more closely link the EP elections to a debate about the EU

Do you see  some added value of the idea of transnational lists of candidates for European Parliament elections and would you say that the concept of Spitzenkadidaten should stay or not, and why? Read few comments.

European Parliament in Strasbourg .

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New EU budget and the biggest challenges ahead

What do you identify as the biggest challenge for discussions about EU’s multiannual financial framework, and why? Read few comments.
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Russian operation in divided America

After indictment of 13 Russians President Donald Trump (I would say predictably) tweeted there was no collusion and no impact on elections result. But if you look at Mueller investigation and other available info, and of course, it is still an incomplete picture, what do you see, a successful Russian intelligence operation that was based on exploiting divisiveness of American society and politics? And what are the lessons learned? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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Will both sides put aside the wider politics of Brexit to protect EU-UK security bonds?

In her speech at Munich Security Conference PM Theresa May has warned of damaging consequences if the UK were to leave the EU without continuing existing security arrangements. What do you see as the biggest obstacles to achieve the security arrangements between the both sides, do you think May’s speech has eliminated some of those obstacles, and if this is not successfully established what kind of damaging consequences do you expect? Read few comments.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. Credit: https://www.gov.uk/

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Manfred Weber: Without the EU, the Member States would appear weakened and at the mercy of world events

My email interview with Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament. The interview was first publish in Slovak in Pravda.

Manfred Weber 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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Parkland shooting: Does America care about own murdered children?

It may sound harsh but I see statements from some observers that after Sandy Hook massacre America accepted that even kids can be shot and no meaningful gun control can be introduced. Another day, and another shooting at high school in Parkland. Can we really say that at least part on American society simply accepts that those things happen on regular basis, is it possible to change this attitude? Read few comments.
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