What does Eurozone need?

While hardly a big reform of Eurozone Franco-German plan still faces opposition, see e. g. https://www.ft.com/content/ 19eba02a-75fd-11e8-b326-75a27d 27ea5f In your opinion what are the most important concrete step Eurozone should focus on, and why? Read few comments.


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EU and migration: Is it an acute problem?

It seems that the EU states are focusing on stopping migrants from reaching out Europe. But is this really an acute problem, or not, and why? Should focus be on people who are already in Europe? Read few comments.
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Brexit: Running out of time?

How much do you think we are running out of time regarding striking a meaningful Brexit deal? Read few comments.


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Camps, hubs, disembarkation platforms for migrants: Will this work?

What do you think about the idea of so called “disembarkation platforms” in north Africa and elsewhere to decide asylum requests before claimants get to Europe. Seems to me it is on the edge of international law and what does it solve for the EU, and what kind of reaction do you expect from the states in north? Read few comments.
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EU budget and rule of law: Opportunities and risks

EU commission says it will cut funds for member states that undermine rule of law. This is still just a proposal but how would you assess the approach, is this needed, what positive and what negative it could bring into the debate about the EU future? Read few comments.

Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová: European taxpayers’ money cannot be used in a member state that doesn’t respect the rule of law. Credit: https://ec.europa.eu

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Merkel and Macron in Washington. But what is the reality of transatlantic relations?

This is a week of President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel visits to Washington. With tariffs and Iran deal there are two big topics on the table and it is another test for transatlantic relations. How would you say Europe was able to adjust to Donald Trump’s presidency, maybe even to shape his presidency? Read few comments.
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Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit: http://www.elysee.fr

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