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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How could/should Catalonia’s referendum look like?

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President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont. Credit: http://www.catalangovernment.eu

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What can Poland expect from Trump?

What does President Donald Trump’s visit mean for Poland, perhaps also in the context of the Three Sea Initiative? Read few comments.

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Terrorism , defense budgets… What to expect from NATO meeting (with Trump)?

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