Elections in Italy: What to expect?

Looking  at the current situation, polls what would you say would be a most probable outcome of Italian elections and what would it mean for the country and the EU? Read few comments.

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Trade wars?: What does Trump’s decision on tariffs mean?

With President Donald Trump’s tariffs are we approaching something we could call trade wars and what kind of political sense does this Trump proposal make as it is going to hit also allies, is this a manifestation of America First? Read few comments.

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Are Jared Kushner’s problems with his security clearance a big deal?

According to WaPo Mr. Kushner’s foreign contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage amid Kushner’s security clearance is downgraded. In your opinion, how big deal is this? Read few comments.
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Xi Jinping: Grabbing power possibly for life cannot but be dangerous

There is proposal of China’s Communist to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Is this “Xi Forever” change (or Xi a least for a long time) and what does it tell us about the current Chinese politics? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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Transnational lists? Spitzenkadidaten? How to more closely link the EP elections to a debate about the EU

Do you see  some added value of the idea of transnational lists of candidates for European Parliament elections and would you say that the concept of Spitzenkadidaten should stay or not, and why? Read few comments.

European Parliament in Strasbourg .

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New EU budget and the biggest challenges ahead

What do you identify as the biggest challenge for discussions about EU’s multiannual financial framework, and why? Read few comments.
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Russian operation in divided America

After indictment of 13 Russians President Donald Trump (I would say predictably) tweeted there was no collusion and no impact on elections result. But if you look at Mueller investigation and other available info, and of course, it is still an incomplete picture, what do you see, a successful Russian intelligence operation that was based on exploiting divisiveness of American society and politics? And what are the lessons learned? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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