How unusual is US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell?

Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by US ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell about empowering other conservatives in Europe. He gave an interview to Breitbart. How (un)usual would such statement be for any US ambassador, what kind of effect this might have Europe-US relations? Read few comments.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. Credit: https://www.state.gov

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US military base in Poland: Will it happen?

Poland offers US up to $2bln for permanent military base Do you think the US might be really interested in this and, though we do not not much about the details, what would be the advantage of such installation from military, strategic point of view? (Predictably, Russian reaction is that it will make Poland a target).

The first M1A2 Abrams Tanks owned by 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division touched ground in Swietozow, Poland, on January 10, 2017. Credit: https://www.army.mil/

Macron visits Putin. What do both leaders want?

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. In your opinion, what does Macron expect from Putin and vice versa and are they going to get something out of this meeting? Read few comments.

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

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Where will Pompeo’s 12 demands for Iran lead us?

The US secretary of State Mike Pompeo has set out 12 demands for Iran. Do you think it is realistic to base conversation with Tehran on those 12 demands, or not, and do you think that US can find some support for demands among European allies? Read few comments.
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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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Merkel’s legacy: What does she want?

This is almost for sure the last term (some observers even claim that probably not a full term) for Chancellor Angela Merkel. In your opinion, what kind of legacy she would like to see at the end of her last term, what is she willing to do for her own legacy? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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Elections in Italy: What to expect?

Looking  at the current situation, polls what would you say would be a most probable outcome of Italian elections and what would it mean for the country and the EU? Read few comments.


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