Pros and cons of multi-speed EU

Two-speed EU or multi-speed EU has been to a certain degree a reality for some time. But it seems it is to many also the preferable scenario for the EU future. In your opinion, what would be pros and cons of institutionalized multi-speed EU? Read few comments.

The new building of the European Council and the Council of the European Union. Credit: www. consilium.europa.eu

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Dutch election: Will Wilders score and what could this mean?

It seems that PM Mark Rutte’s VVD and Geert Wilders’ PVV will fight for the first place in the upcoming election that takes place on March 15.

Geert Wilders. Credit: 745769

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Kaczynski’s path of revenge to unseat Tusk

How do you read the effort of the Polish government to unseat EUCO President Donald Tusk? Is this more or less an internal issue for Jaroslaw Kaczynski to show he fights Tusk (and Brussels) or do you see also other motives? Read few comments.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu

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Brexit: What does Britain want from the CEE and vice versa?

UK Minister for Brexit David Davis is just visiting Slovakia. How important is the CEE region for British government in upcoming Brexit negotiations? And what about the CEE, which is not the homogeneous group, but still what would you say CEE expect from Brexit? Read few comments.

Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis (L) and Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: www.mzv.sk

Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis (L) and Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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Trump tried to sound presidential

President Donald Trump’s just delivered  speech to joint session of Congress. Read few comments by experts how do they assess his speech.

President Donald Trump. Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov

President Donald Trump. Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov

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228 Incident, Chiang Kai-shek and the past, the present, and the future of Taiwan

As Taiwan marks the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and changes to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are coming how important (and maybe also divisive?) is for the country to discuss the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek? Read few comments.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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The sharp rise in crimes against refugees in Germany and what’s next

Even in 2015 we have been talking about a spike in attacks on refugees in Germany. And now in 2016 there were 3 533 attacks on refugees and refugee accommodations across Germany. How serious is the situation in your opinion, what can/should government do about and do you think that upcoming election might have an effect on even bigger mobilization of the far right scene in Germany? Read few comments.

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