What does Bratislava summit mean for the future of the EU?

What would be your take from Bratislava summit, any positive signs for the EU or not very much? Read few comments.

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Bratislava Castle where 27 leaders of the EU’s Member States gathered. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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What should be discussed at Bratislava summit?

What should be discussed, and why, to move the EU forward? And BTW, in your opinion, is it even possible to move the EU forward (whatever it means)? It seems that security in various forms is one of the topics which may somehow bring EU members states together and will be prominently discussed also on the upcoming informal EU summit in Bratislava. Read few comments.

Welvome to Bratislava. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Welcome to Bratislava. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Bratislava summit: Security as the lowest common denominator for the EU?

It seems that security is one of the topics which may somehow bring EU members states together and will be prominently discussed also on upcoming informal EU summit in Bratislava. We even hear statements about European Army (but of course we have also NATO). But it also seems that EU states are pretty divided on many issues and security is something like the lowest common denominator. What is your opinion on this, can the EU in such atmosphere move the discussion about security into something concrete? Read few comments.

Bratislava Castle will be the main venue for negotiations between 27 leaders of the European Union's Member States. Credit: http://www.eu2016.sk/

Bratislava Castle will be the main venue for negotiations between 27 leaders of the European Union’s Member States. Credit: http://www.eu2016.sk/

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Gymnich in Bratislava: What does it mean for EU common foreign policy?

As Gymnich is taking place in Bratislava we are probably more than ever in the paradoxical situation that everybody is talking about the usefulness of common foreign policy but many countries are not willing to give more power to Brussels. How do you see this old-new problem, any way out of this? Read few comments.

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An unenviable task. What to expect from Slovakia’s EU Presidency

In general, what would you expect from Slovakia EU Presidency from July 1st? What role should Presidency play in the situation we are right now in the EU? Read few comments.

Logo of Slovak Council of the EU Presidency. Credit: www.mzv.sk

Logo of Slovak Council of the EU Presidency. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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Fico meets Merkel: What does Slovakia want from Germany?

Slovak PM Fico will meet Chancellor Merkel in Berlin. Taking into account that Slovak EU Presidency is approaching would you be so kind shortly assess what Slovakia may want from Germany and vice versa and how Germany sees Slovakia especially taking into account topics like migration crisis and Nord Stream 2? Read few comments.

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University of Oxford expert on Slovak FM Lajcak’s candidacy for the next UN SecGen

An email interwiew with Sam DawsDirector, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford.

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