Next Generation EU : Does the EU have a right answer to coronacrisis?

From your perspective, what was presented by the EC President Ursula von der Leyen, is a right answer to the coronacrisis, and why, or you have some reservations, and what kind of reservations? Read few comments.


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Brexit clock is ticking again

How realistic or unrealistic, and why, do you find a scenario that the EU and the UK will be able to find a comprehensive agreement before the end of the transition period? Do you think there is any chance that the UK might ask for an extension? Read few comments.


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Is the EU a survivor?

What do the current tragic pandemic and coronacrisis tell us about the ability of the EU to survive? Taking also into account a new tool the EC is putting on the table, means a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU. Read few comments.


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EU-Western Balkans relations in the times of coronacrisis

How much is COVID-19 pandemic changing the dynamics of the EU-WB relations, would you say it has uncovered something significant in the EU-WB relations, or basically everything is more or less the same as we also see that the EU-Western Balkans summit goes on, though in the online form? Read few comments.
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Italy and the EU in the times of COVID-19

How is the EU response to COVID-19 crisis perceived in Italy, also amid the discussion about European coronavirus bonds? Read few comments.


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Would coronabonds be an effective tool to stabilize the eurozone in times of crisis?

Nine EU countries said that we need to work on a common debt instrument issued by a European institution to raise funds on the market on the same basis and to the benefits of all Member States. Do you think that one response to serious economic damage caused by coronavirus pandemic should/could be the Eurozone “corona bonds”, or not and why? Read few comments.

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Brexit: A lose-lose scenario

From your perspective, what is the most important (political, economical, or other) thing that the UK is losing and the EU is losing with Brexit? Any gains for the EU and the UK?  Read few comments.


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What’s next for Brexit?

Barring a miracle Britain will leave the EU on January 31. In general, what do you expect from the UK-EU negotiations about the future relations? PM Boris Johnson wants to finish them by end of 2020. But is it realistic? Read few comments.


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What is Macron’s vision for Europe?

There is a discussion about France vetoing start of the EU accession talks with Northern Macedonia (and also Albania). French President Emmanuel Macron argues that firstly he wants to see a reform of the accession process and reform of the EU itself. But in your opinion, what kind vision does French nPresident Macron have for the EU and do you think the others are willing to follow? Read few comments. (I have asked those questions before Macron’s NATO rant).

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

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Is revived Brexit deal fair and reasonable?

Michel Barnier and Boris Johnson called revived Brexit deal fair and reasonable. Would you agree, or perhaps not and why? Read few comments.


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