EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

2021 brings with it a host of new challenges on the EU’s trade front. Recently appointed EU Trade Commissioner, Valdis Dombrovkis, has the hefty task of navigating the EU’s ever difficult trading landscape in an even more economically and politically tumultuous time. Of particular note is the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded late December… » read more

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After the tragic events that took place in Washington D.C. on the 6th of January 2021, which the world has looked upon with apprehension, the mandate of the newly elected 46th President of the United States will start with the roll back of some of the most contested policies of the Trump presidency and focus… » read more

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Dne 22. října padl ze strany polského ústavního soudu velmi kontroverzní rozsudek ve věci potratového zákona. Zákon o plánování rodiny do teď zakazoval potraty až na výjimky, kterými bylo otěhotnění z důvodu znásilnění nebo incestu, ohrožení zdraví nebo života matky a podezření na vážné poškození plodu. Výjimka týkající se právě poškození plodu byla ústavním soudem… » read more

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The dialog on normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, crucial for the stability in the whole Western Balkan region, has gained a new momentum in the past two months. These important negotiations had been frozen since Kosovo government introduced 100% tariffs on goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018. After the… » read more

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The US elections will come down to the wire, and will be determined by mail-in votes. While this was fully expected during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was also the worst-case scenario given Trump’s persistent attempts to delegitimize mail-in votes, despite lack of clear evidence of their fraudulence. Much like 2016, the key battleground states are… » read more

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Výsledky amerických voleb budou do poslední chvíle nejasné a rozhodovat tak budou korespondenční hlasy. Ačkoliv byl tento scénář během pandemie koronaviru nanejvýš očekávaný, byl také tím nejhorším možným. Trump totiž legitimitu korespondenční volby dlouhodobě zpochybňuje, a to i přes absenci jasných důkazů o podvodech. Stejně jako v roce 2016 jsou klíčovými bojišti státy Pensylvánie (20… » read more

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The geopolitical landscape of the world has recently undergone rapid changes. The departure of the United States from the leading role in world affairs, disagreements within NATO, an assertive China and a resurgent Russia are all signals that a more multipolar world is in sight. The European Union, originally a peace project with no geopolitical… » read more

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At the end of September, the European Commission published an EU-wide law report on the rule of law situation in the European Union. It is a very first report of this kind adopted at EU level. The report includes 27 country chapters presenting the Member state-specific assessments and identifying the rule of law trends in… » read more

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