What should/will the West do about Putin’s re-election bid?

Maybe you see this differently but one of the themes of Vladimir Putin’s re-election bid might be how he is a strong leader who is willing to stand up against the West. How would you say the West should react on Putin’s re-election bid, perhaps also taking into account Kremlin’s various elections meddling and the efforts to undermine the West? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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Brexit: Will sufficient progress be made?

Would you say the EU is moving towards confirming a “sufficient” progress in Brexit negotiations or probably not, and why? Read few comments.


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Will/can Tillerson stay? Does it matter?

How would you assess the chance of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to survive at Foggy Bottom, does he deserve to survive? Read few comments.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: U.S. Department of State

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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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Brexit and Russia: How bad was/is it?

Researchers find that accounts run from Russia tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum, at least 419 of those accounts tweeted about Brexit a total of 3,468 times – mostly after the referendum had taken place. The number might look small so how would you judge the operation like this in a broader context of Russia’s disinfo efforts? Read few comments.


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