Macron vs Le Pen: How will/should France and the EU react?

We can assume it is going to be a very confrontational campaign – Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen – before the second round of presidential elections. What do you think both candidate will emphasise, and as Macron is perceived as the pro-EU candidate would you say that EU leaders should openly support him or maybe it would be better if they keep some distance as Le Pen could use it? Read few comments.

Marine Le Pen vs Emmanuel Macron. Credit: https://frenchelection.online

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What does France believe in?

With Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and François Fillon we have a political newcomer in French presidential elections, far-right and far-left candidate and conservative fighting media. Though polling very low the majority of the other candidates represents fringe and extreme ideas. How do you read this, does it show public is really fed up with the politics as usual, and what does it mean for French society and politics? Read few comments.

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Paris attack: What does it mean for French presidential elections?

The conventional wisdom says that attacks like the one that occurred last night in Paris could help far-right in the elections, in France it could help Marine Le Pen. Do you agree, or do you see it somehow differently, and why? Read few comments.

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With early election PM May wants a strong mandate for Brexit. Will it work?

PM Theresa May calls early election on June 8. Why now, what does it mean? She seeks a strong mandate for Brexit negotiation but do you think she is going to get one? Read few comments.

PM Theresa May. Credit: https://www.gov.uk

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Turkey referendum: What’s next for Turkey-NATO, Turkey-EU relations?

What kind of impact from the referendum do you expect on the NATO-Turkey, EU-Turkey relations? Read few comments.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. Credit: http://www.tccb.gov.tr/

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Brexit: Britain-EU security and defense cooperation will (somehow) continue

Britain is leaving the EU, but of course stays in NATO. But what kind of impact Brexit may have on UK-EU defence and military relations especially taking into account possible deeper EU defence integration? Read few comments.

British and Estonian soldiers. Credit: army.mod.uk

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Serbia: Vucic bids for presidency but…

There is probably a little doubt that Mr. Aleksandar Vucic is going to win the presidential election in Serbia, either in today’s first round or in the second. But in you opinion what does it mean for the country, Vucic is pretty hegemonic figure but doesn’t he overplay his hand a bit? Read few comments.

Serbia`s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. Credit: http://ec.europa.eu

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