What’s next for Austria with right-far right coalition?

Sebastian Kurz said that Austrians voted two months ago and they made a fundamental decision for change in our country. In your opinion how much this change will be driven by radical populist FPÖ (they have MFA, MoD, and also Interior Ministry) and how much is it going to change domestic and European politics of Austria? Read few comments.

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen ÖVP leader Sebastian Kurz und FPÖ chairman Heinz-Christian Strache. Credit: http://www.bundespraesident.at/Peter Lechner/HBF

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Morawiecki in, Szydlo out. What does it mean for Poland?

As Mateusz Morawiecki replaces PM Beata Szydlo how do you read this, what does PiS hope to achieve with this reshuffle? Read few comments.

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Commissioner Stylianides about rescEU, a new European system to tackle natural disasters

European Commission has revealed new plans to strengthen Europe’s ability to deal with natural disasters. This is a written interview with Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. The interview was originally published in daily Pravda in Slovak language.

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. Credit: European Union, 2014

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What’s next for German politics, Merkel?: End of her era?

It is probably unexpected but German coalition talks collapsed. How do you read this? Could it be even the end of Angela Merkel’s era? Read few comment.

Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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Germany’s coalition talks?: It’s complicated

As CDU/CSU, Greens and FDP should end an exploratory discussions and move on to proper negotiations on forming a government would you be so kind to comment shortly what does the first phase of German coalition talks show us? Read few comments.
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EU defense cooperation: How will/should be PESCO used?

This is still just a beginning for PESCO, but in your opinion how should be PESCO used, what would you perceive as a success and what would be a failure? Read few comments.

Military exercise at the Zaragoza Air Base. Credit: European Union, 2017

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Brexiteers like Catalonia’s independence. Why?

It is interesting that Catalan independence movement receives a lot of support from Brexiteers. Would you say it is first of all due the fact they want to irritate the EU? Or do you see also some similarities between Brexit and Catalan push for independence? Read few comments.

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