What’s next for German politics, Merkel?: End of her era?

It is probably unexpected but German coalition talks collapsed. How do you read this? Could it be even the end of Angela Merkel’s era? Read few comment.

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

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Separatism in Europe: Catalonia and the others

Do you think we might see some revival of some secessionist movements in Europe due to situation in Catalonia or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.
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More of the same?: Germany’s EU politics after the election

It probably won’t be easy to quickly produce a stable governing coalition after the German election. What kind of effect it may have on the EU politics taking into account also the fact that the possible Jamaica coalition might be pretty divided on many issues? Read few comments.
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SOTEU: Juncker and his vision

Read few initial thoughts on the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, delivered State of the Union Address 2017. Credit: https://ec.europa.eu

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Slovakia and Hungary lost the case against refugee quotas. What does it mean?

As probably expected Slovakia and Hungary lost the challenge against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation. What is your view on the verdict and maybe if there are some legal instruments how to push Slovakia and Hungary to accept this and to take asylum seekers. Read few comments.

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Germany: The hardest election for Merkel? Probably not

How safe, and why, is the position of Chancellor Angela Merkel and CDU/CSU one months before the elections? Do you think it is time for Martin Schulz and SPD to be desperate or they still could have some hope? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

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Spanish attacks and what could they mean

Catalan police say the shot terrorists in Cambrils, the van attack in Barcelona and an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that killed one person are all linked. If those three events are really connected does is suggest a higher level of planning and ability to avoid the attention of authorities? What does it tell us about the perpetrators a possible future threats? Read few comments.

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