Cape Verde as a model of African democracy?

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Luis Filipe Tavares, Foreign Minister of Cape Verde recently visited Slovakia. (R) Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: mzv.sk

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What can Emmanuel Macron mean for the EU future?

Emmanuel Macron says: I’m a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea. I do consider that my mandate will be at the same to reform in depth the European Union and our European project. But how (un)realistic is this vision of in depth EU reform, where can he find allies and what might be the biggest obstacles for him? Read few comments.

Emmanuel Macron. Credit: https://en-marche.fr/

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Brexit and the EU-UK war of words

Media reports said that after PM Theresa May-EC President Jean-Claude Juncker dinner EU officials described PM May as being in a different galaxy re Brexit negotiations. May reacted that Juncker will now see that she can be bloody difficult woman and that EU is seeking to affect result of British election.The atmosphere is hardly great even without the real negotiations. How do you read this, is this just a war of words or does it probably indicates that the negotiation will be extremely difficult, even pretty harsh? Read few comments.

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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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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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Schengen border checks are changing. Why?

From April 7 procedures change on Schengen borders as border police will check travel documents of all persons, including EU citizens.How necessary do you find this measure especially from the security point of view? Read few comments.

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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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