What’s next for Greece, Syriza after leaving bailout program?

As Greece leaves the bailout program what do you expect politically for the country? Will Syriza be able to somehow capitalize on this, or sooner or later it’s opposition’s turn? Read few comments.

Guard at the Greek parliament building. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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What does Eurozone need?

While hardly a big reform of Eurozone Franco-German plan still faces opposition, see e. g. https://www.ft.com/content/ 19eba02a-75fd-11e8-b326-75a27d 27ea5f In your opinion what are the most important concrete step Eurozone should focus on, and why? Read few comments.


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Brexit: Running out of time?

How much do you think we are running out of time regarding striking a meaningful Brexit deal? Read few comments.


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Hmm… Macron: Trade wars quickly become war

,,Trade wars quickly become war,” full stop, French President Emmanuelle Macron said. How do you see such statement, as an exaggeration as it is hard to compare past with the situation now, or as an reminder that current tensions might lead to something bigger? Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,: http://www.elysee.fr

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EU budget and rule of law: Opportunities and risks

EU commission says it will cut funds for member states that undermine rule of law. This is still just a proposal but how would you assess the approach, is this needed, what positive and what negative it could bring into the debate about the EU future? Read few comments.

Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová: European taxpayers’ money cannot be used in a member state that doesn’t respect the rule of law. Credit: https://ec.europa.eu

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US-China: From trade conflict to real one?

Do you think that current more or less tit-for-tat tariffs steps between the US and China might also have clear consequences for political, security Washington-Beijing relations, any worries that we could move from trade escalation to wider political conflict, or not and why?  Read few comments.
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Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit: http://www.elysee.fr

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