Italy and the EU in the times of COVID-19

How is the EU response to COVID-19 crisis perceived in Italy, also amid the discussion about European coronavirus bonds? Read few comments.

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Would coronabonds be an effective tool to stabilize the eurozone in times of crisis?

Nine EU countries said that we need to work on a common debt instrument issued by a European institution to raise funds on the market on the same basis and to the benefits of all Member States. Do you think that one response to serious economic damage caused by coronavirus pandemic should/could be the Eurozone “corona bonds”, or not and why? Read few comments.

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What’s next for Brexit?

Barring a miracle Britain will leave the EU on January 31. In general, what do you expect from the UK-EU negotiations about the future relations? PM Boris Johnson wants to finish them by end of 2020. But is it realistic? Read few comments.

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Finland: This is a woman’s political world

As Finland is set to have Sanna Marin as the country’s youngest Prime Minister ever, and coalition  parties are run by female leaders, does it say something substantive about Finland’s  approach toward women and women in politics, or is it more or less just a coincidence? Read few comments.

Appointed Finnish PM Sanna Marin, Credit:

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Political deadlock: What is going on in Spain?

What are the main reason for a political deadlock in Spain that again led to an early elections? Could it be this time different? Read few comments.

Spanish PM and PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez. Credit:

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What is Macron’s vision for Europe?

There is a discussion about France vetoing start of the EU accession talks with Northern Macedonia (and also Albania). French President Emmanuel Macron argues that firstly he wants to see a reform of the accession process and reform of the EU itself. But in your opinion, what kind vision does French nPresident Macron have for the EU and do you think the others are willing to follow? Read few comments. (I have asked those questions before Macron’s NATO rant).

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,:

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R.I.P. Jacques Chirac. What is his political legacy?

How would you assess political legacy of President Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019), what from what he had done still resonate (should resonate) in French, European politics? Read few comments.

Jacques Chirac (1932 – 2019)

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