European politics: Greens time is coming?

In some countries in the EP elections we have seen a good results for parties of Greens and they will have more MEPs. There are probably two contributing factors. Traditional parties are losing and people do care about climate change, environment. But will/can Greens affect the EU policies and it what sense? Read few comments.
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Who gets what?: From EP elections to business of the EU top jobs

What kind of impact the results of the EP elections might have on a selection process of the next President of the European Commission and other EU top jobs? Read few comments.


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What to expect from a new European Parliament?

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EP elections: What role will populists play?

Populist, radical, extremist parties will probably become stronger in the European Parliament after the upcoming elections. Many observers say the most visible impact of their rise is that the mainstream parties in many countries adopted their rhetoric (and especially on migration rhetoric was also followed by action) to compete with them over voters. While it is hard to say if those nationalist parties will create a coherent group in the EP, do you think that their influence will be mainly indirect, means that (some) mainstream parties will continue to mimicking their populist rivals? Read few comments.


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Will the Spitzenkandidaten (lead candidates) concept survive the EP elections?

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Credit: Euroepan Parliament

Credit: Euroepan Parliament

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The future of the EU won’t be decided in Sibiu

How do you assess the importance of the Sibiu summit, do you find its agenda ambitious enough for the future of the EU, or perhaps not so much? Read few comments.


Preparations for EU Informal meeting of heads of state or government in Sibiu, May 8th, 2019. Credit: AGERPRES FOTO / Cristian Nistor

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Brexit: Where are we now?

EU leaders offered to delay Brexit until 22 May if MPs approve PM Theresa May’s deal next week. If they do not approve it, the delay will be shorter – until 12 April – at which point the UK must set out its next steps or leave without a deal. How do you read this EU approach and (I know it is hard to predict this), what path might the UK choose, and why? Read few comments.

Press conference of British PM Theresa May at European Council, (March, 21-22). Credit: https://tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu

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