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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Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

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

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Eurozone: France-Germany agreement as a good compromise for everyone else?

Paris and Berlin would like take the big decisions on eurozone by June. But would you say that the others are on board, do you find this politically feasible? Read few comments.


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Will German-Franco engine change the EU (again)?

It seems that German-Franco engine will try to move the EU towards a deeper integration after the German elections in areas like fiscal issues, defense, others. Do you agree or do you see some real obstacles to it? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron Credit: http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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Libya’s rivals to meet. Any progress?

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and commander Khalifa Haftar are going to meet this in Paris. Do you think such discussions (if it happened)  might lead to some solution for Libya, what both sides want to gain out of  such talks? Read few comments.

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Elected monarch Emmanuel Macron?

I saw one lighthearted tweet saying France is now a country with single party government under the state of emergency. While clearly lighthearted it also reflects one view on the position of President Emmanuel Macron. Do you find his political hegemony, it seems his party is going to win big, somehow problematic or do you think it is not a problem at all, and why? Read few comments.

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

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What can Emmanuel Macron mean for the EU future?

Emmanuel Macron says: I’m a pro-European, I defended constantly during this election the European idea. I do consider that my mandate will be at the same to reform in depth the European Union and our European project. But how (un)realistic is this vision of in depth EU reform, where can he find allies and what might be the biggest obstacles for him? Read few comments.

Emmanuel Macron. Credit: https://en-marche.fr/

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