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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