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Arctic Council Meltdown: Europe in 60 Seconds

Will the Arctic Council be able to agree on protection of that very sensitive environment up there?

Well, there's been a meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi in Finland. And for the first time it has failed to agree on a common declaration. And that is because the US refused any mention, any mention whatsoever, of climate change. That's a setback, no question about that, but let's hope that the participating states can agree on other measures to safeguard a better development of that very fragile part of our world.

How will President Macron and his party do in the European Parliamentary elections?

Well, looks somewhat more problematic if we look at the latest opinion polls. He has been having good momentum, but there has been more momentum for the nationalist forces in the last few weeks. We'll just have to wait and see.

What's up with European Elections: Europe in 60 Seconds

What are going to be the dominant issues in the European Parliament elections towards the end of May?

Well, difficult to say because it's going to be really 27 or 28 [countries]. We don't know about the UK. Different elections with somewhat different national agendas, but economy in some countries. But then a lot of immigration and concern about security are also going to be the agenda in some of them.

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