What has changed in the EU migration debate?

At the EU summit in June leaders agreed on exploring a concept of regional disembarkation platforms outside of the EU and controlled centres set up in Member States. On Thursday EU summit should discuss the issue of migration and there will be a report on progress. But what progress from June, it seems MSs are not very keen on implementing June’s conclusions. Would you say that something has changed in the EU regarding the migration debate? Read few comments.
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Brexit: So far PM Theresa May has survived astonishingly well

How serious challenge is PM Theresa May facing from the own party regarding Brexit,, is the Conservative party somehow imploding under the burden of Brexit? Read few comments.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. Credit: https://www.gov.uk/

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This week it is crunch time for the Brexit negotiations

This is a summary of the Brexit negotiations by BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg: PM May’s party won’t accept a proposal to keep the UK essentially in the customs union. Parliament is likely to block no deal. The EU won’t accept her Chequers plan. Sounds as a good summary to me. But how do you see the situation, what kind of Brexit are we going to get? Read few comments.


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Macedonia referendum: A wake-up call for the EU?

We will see how the situation will evolve in Macedonia, and I would be interested in knowing your view. But first of all what kind of lesson the EU can learn from the events in Macedonia, do you think the EU should now somehow change, improve its positions, strategies towards Western Balkans, and how? Read few comments. 

Macedonia’s PM Zoran Zaev. Credit: http://vlada.mk/

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Towards no-deal Brexit?

It’s end of August 2018 and we are seemingly pretty far from Brexit deal and no-deal Brexit advice is published by UK government (which is, we can probably say, on the other hand a normal reaction on the situation). Would you say that something went wrong on both sides, and what, or is it pretty normal that negotiations are somehow stuck just before the finish and there is still a good chance for striking a deal? Read few comments.

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What do Boris Johnson and David Davis’ resignations mean for PM May and Brexit?

What do the resignations of Ministers Boris Johnson and David Davis mean for PM Theresa May domestically and what does it mean for Brexit negotiations with the EU? 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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