US may moderate its commitment to NATO. What does it mean?

SecDef James Mattis said NATO allies must pay more or US will moderate its commitment.

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: www.nato.int

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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Merkel vs Schulz: Their strengths and weaknesses

It seems that Martin Schulz might be able to re-energised SPD, SocDems even beat CDU/CSU in one poll after a very long time.  What is his biggest advantage and the biggest weakness when facing Angela Merkel? And what is her biggest advantage and the biggest weakness when facing Schulz?

Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/f

Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

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Migration, Trump… What to expect from EU Malta Summit and beyond

My interview with Professor Roderick Pace, Director of the Institute for European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair, University of Malta.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk at Malta Summit. Credit: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/

President of the European Council Donald Tusk at Malta Summit. Credit: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/

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Migration and Libya: What will/should EU do at Malta Summit?

According to media reports the EU leaders at Malta summit will study also the possibility of sending migrants back to Libya. In general how do you assess EU approach toward migration crisis in Central Mediterranean? What are the biggest obstacles of solving this, disunity of the EU, problematic situation in countries like Libya, combination of it? Read few comments.

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The European centre-left faces several challenges

In various European countries more traditional left wing parties (British Labour, French Socialists, German SPD) lack in the polls. This, of course, didn’t happen overnight. So what is your view, does European centre-left have a problem? A what do you you think centre-left should/could do win voters back in the time of populism nd and rising radicalism? Read few comments.

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President Trump meets PM May. And where is the EU?

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be the first world leader to meet with US President Donald Trump.

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EU and Trump: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst?

I know it is pretty hard to assess what might Donald Trump do in the White House but it seems that his rhetoric (and some people who are around him) suggests he is hardly the biggest fan of the EU. So what should EU do now, to hope for the best and prepare for the worst? And what could be the best and what the worst scenario? Read few comments.

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