Elections in Italy: What to expect?

Looking  at the current situation, polls what would you say would be a most probable outcome of Italian elections and what would it mean for the country and the EU? Read few comments.

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Trade wars?: What does Trump’s decision on tariffs mean?

With President Donald Trump’s tariffs are we approaching something we could call trade wars and what kind of political sense does this Trump proposal make as it is going to hit also allies, is this a manifestation of America First? Read few comments.

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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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Eurozone: France-Germany agreement as a good compromise for everyone else?

Paris and Berlin would like take the big decisions on eurozone by June. But would you say that the others are on board, do you find this politically feasible? Read few comments.

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Shutdown blues in divided America

How did we get to the shutdown, is it just another sign of deeply divided political scene in the US? Read few comments.

The United S.tates Capitol – the seat of the United States Congress. Credit: https://cz.usembassy.gov/

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One Belt, One Road: What is/should be the reaction of the West on China’s initiative?

Absolute majority of Western leaders is skipping upcoming One Belt, One Road meeting in Beijing. There is also criticism that this is a missed opportunity but on the other hand there is still also some suspicion what the OBOR initiative really means. Is it more about economy, trade or about Chinese geopolitical ambitions? So in your opinion how should the West (I know it is not the homogenous entity) react on OBOR? Read few comments.

China’s One belt, One Road initiative (click to enlarge). Credit: graphicnews.com

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What can Emmanuel Macron mean for the EU future?

Emmanuel Macron says: I’m a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea. I do consider that my mandate will be at the same to reform in depth the European Union and our European project. But how (un)realistic is this vision of in depth EU reform, where can he find allies and what might be the biggest obstacles for him? Read few comments.

Emmanuel Macron. Credit: https://en-marche.fr/

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