Does the center right in Greece appeal to the country's youth?
Does the centre right in Greece appeal to the youth in the country?
Well that remains to be seen. There's an election on Sunday, but if you look at the opinion polls the center right Nea Dimokratia is well in the lead and it looks like a new government. The interesting thing is that all of these sort of extremist and populist parties to the right and the left are doing fairly badly. So this looks like being the first truly post-populist election of Europe.
Why can't the EU agree on a division of the bloc's top jobs?
This is a once in a five year experience. It's all of the leadership positions up until 2024. 28 countries. There are different political parties. There is a gender balance. It's a difficult equation. And that means that it does take some time. I remember times when it took several weeks - they've been at it for a couple of days. And I would expect them to formalize it within the next say 48 hours but it's going to be a difficult compromise. And the nature of the politics of Europe is compromise. East, west, north, south. Centre right. Centre left. Gender balance, youth, whatever. It take some time, but I think we'll have a result within say 48 hours.