Next Generation EU : Does the EU have a right answer to coronacrisis?

From your perspective, what was presented by the EC President Ursula von der Leyen, is a right answer to the coronacrisis, and why, or you have some reservations, and what kind of reservations? Read few comments.


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Brexit clock is ticking again

How realistic or unrealistic, and why, do you find a scenario that the EU and the UK will be able to find a comprehensive agreement before the end of the transition period? Do you think there is any chance that the UK might ask for an extension? Read few comments.


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Is the EU a survivor?

What do the current tragic pandemic and coronacrisis tell us about the ability of the EU to survive? Taking also into account a new tool the EC is putting on the table, means a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU. Read few comments.


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When China sneezes, the global economy catches a cold?

Amid coronavirus crisis this is the first time China has seen its economy shrink in the first three months of the year since it started recording quarterly figures in 1992. I know that the prediction are hard, but in some general terms what does it mean for China domestically and what doe it mean for the global economy? Read few comments.

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

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Would coronabonds be an effective tool to stabilize the eurozone in times of crisis?

Nine EU countries said that we need to work on a common debt instrument issued by a European institution to raise funds on the market on the same basis and to the benefits of all Member States. Do you think that one response to serious economic damage caused by coronavirus pandemic should/could be the Eurozone “corona bonds”, or not and why? Read few comments.

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Brexit: A lose-lose scenario

From your perspective, what is the most important (political, economical, or other) thing that the UK is losing and the EU is losing with Brexit? Any gains for the EU and the UK?  Read few comments.


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What’s next for Brexit?

Barring a miracle Britain will leave the EU on January 31. In general, what do you expect from the UK-EU negotiations about the future relations? PM Boris Johnson wants to finish them by end of 2020. But is it realistic? Read few comments.


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G7: Will Trump try to buy the Eiffel Tower?

Do you think that concerns that President Donald Trump might blow up the G7 summit in Biarritz, France are justified, or you would not expect a big drama? Read few comments.


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Brexit negotiations and the future of EU-UK relations. Where are we heading?

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Is Italy’s populist government a disruptive force?

Slovakia’s PM Peter Pellegrini just visited Italy. Of course, EU topics were prominently on the table. How would you shortly assess the role new Italy’s government plays at the EU stage, as many people were worried that this populist government will be a disruptive force? Is it, or not, and why? Read few comments.

Slovakia’s PM Peter Pellegrinin (L) just visited Italy and met PM Giuseppe Conte. Credit> Facebook of PM Peter Pellegrini

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