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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What to look at in Visegrad Four-Germany relations?

As V4-Germany summit is taking place in Warsaw how do you see V4-Germany relations, what do you think is currently the most important topic of their relations and why? Read few comments.

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Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. Also (sort of) a prize for India and Pakistan?

As Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi won Nobel peace Prize today would you say this gesture towards both countries is also a reminder to be peaceful, may it influence the relations somehow? Read few comments.

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What’s next for process of picking up new EC President

Juncker is somehow in the game for the EC boss post, but maybe not so much. And it seems pretty complicated as Van Rompuy should negotiate with the EP. So what’s next for this process. Read few comments.

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V4 wants U.S. gas to cut dependence on Russia. An interesting development but…

…what do you expect from this initiative, will the US do something in your opinion?

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DNC: What does Obama want to achieve?

The Democratic National Convention will begin on Tuesday, September 04.

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Romania’s referendum on Basescu is not valid. What’s next?

It seems the society is polarized. PM Victor Ponta said, with a clear reference to Basescu, that he thinks that any politician who willingly ignores 9 million votes is out of touch with reality. On the other hand Traian Basescu says that he will try and generate a sentiment of reconciliation in society.

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