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COVID-19 intensifying spat between Warsaw and Brussels

Oksana Petrovskaya

The situation around presidential elections in Poland shows the political chaos in the country

COVID-19 will not destroy Europe’s unity

Mikhail None Belyaev

Europe will remain united after the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Pandemic rubbing salt in the EU's old wounds

Oksana Petrovskaya

The coronavirus outbreak reopened the old wounds of the European Union

Coronavirus pandemic may cause EU to break up, says analyst

The current coronavirus pandemic has forced the EU members to take off the masks, thus proving that no European solidarity exists and "each is for himself", expert Igor Pshenichnikov, of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, said on Monday. He sees certain risks the European Union may lose its previous shape once and for all or cease to exist altogether.

Coronavirus pandemic may lead to EU dissension

The current coronavirus pandemic has forced the EU members to take off the masks, thus proving that no European solidarity exists and "each is for himself", RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said. He sees certain risks the European Union may lose its previous shape once and for all or cease to exist altogether.

Europe changes its viewpoint on the Ukraine conflict

Minsk agreements mark the fifth anniversary this February. RISS expert Oleg Nemensky drew attention to the document "Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region", presented at the recent Munich Security Conference. "It was signed by 45 authoritative experts, former politicians, and military figures, including W. Ishinger, Chairman of the Munich Conference. This important initiative shows that Europe is ready to change its viewpoint on the Ukrainian conflict," he said.

Transformation of European political landscape and parties under the new world order

Liberal democracy in Europe is under threat

European elections results: signal for EU change

European Parliament elections ended up with a bright success of Eurosceptics. In total, the parties supporting the idea of the European renewal gained about 110 seats in the new composition of the European Parliament. At the same time, the Euro-Atlantists, represented by the European People's Party (EPP) and the Social Democrats, do not gain an absolute majority of votes to monopolize the composition of the European Commission. "European elections results mean that the Europeans are dissatisfied with the European bureaucracy primarily in immigration policy. The European Commission has provoked the rise of migration flow to the EU. Now, apparently, the Euro-Atlantists will not be able to form the European Commission and they will have to enter into temporary alliances with other forces," RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said.

European elections: right wing vs liberals

Election to the European Parliament is taking place on 23-26 May. The main intrigue is that recently right-wing parties, which represent a very significant number of voters opposed to the liberalism in the European bureaucracy, have stepped forward in European politics, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov believes.

Paris, Berlin Jumping on New Silk Road Bandwagon Just a Matter of Time

After signing a memorandum of understanding with Italy about Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative, the Chinese President made a state visit to France. Speaking to Sputnik, Chinese and Russian analysts have discussed whether EU member states will follow Rome's suit and jump on the New Silk Road bandwagon.