Why Did Macron Veto Enlargement E.U. Negotiations?
What are the consequences of President Macron's veto against enlargement EU negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania?
I think the consequences got to be profound. Because the very essence of the EU's approach to bringing stability to the Western Balkans has been the gradual integration into European structures. Every other policy towards the Western Balkans will really be an add on to that. And if you take away the foundation, there isn't theoretically very much left except handing out money and hoping for the best. And I don't think that's going to be enough.
Were we surprised by the strong showings of the Greens in the Swiss election?
Not really, because what we saw in Switzerland was really the trend that we see in a number of countries at the moment. The populist right not doing as well as they did a couple of years ago and the Greens doing substantially better than they usually do. That's to certain extent a reflection of the climate issue. But there are other issues at work.