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President Trump’s proposition to purchase Greenland in what he termed was “essentially a large real estate deal” was brought up in relation to an upcoming visit to Denmark by President Trump – a visit that he had invited himself to unannounced a few weeks ago, prompting a subsequent invitation by the Danish Queen Margrethe II… » read more

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Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It hosts 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and it plays a significant role in soil conditioning, clean air, the water cycle, and a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming. However, the most recent analysis suggests a sharp growth in deforestation over… » read more

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During the beginning of the 14th G20 Osaka Summit, on June 28th, the European Union and MERCOSUR announced an ambitious – but controversial – trade agreement that promises to increase the political dialogue, the investment cooperations and to open a free market of goods and services between the blocs. The Mercosur (Southern Common Market, in… » read more

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It was a sight not often seen in Turkey in the past decades. On the night of June 23rd, streets of Istanbul were filled by tens of thousands of opposition supporters celebrating what could be a massive political victory. Ekrem İmamoğlu, candidate of Republic People’s Party (CHP), was to become city’s new mayor after receiving… » read more

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The recent escalation of the conflict over natural resources near Cyprus is likely to worsen the relationship between the European Union and Turkey and has already led to sanctions being imposed on Ankara by the EU. However, European elections taking place amid this dispute produced a landmark result on the ethnically and politically divided island.

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A recent European Council vote on cutting carbon emissions showed that Czech Republic is not so eager to move towards further European integration. And that perhaps Visegrad Four is soon going to be Visegrad Three. An idea that different parts of the European Union (should) integrate at a different pace, also known as differentiated integration,… » read more

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The British ministers have recently decided that the country should use past overperformance in the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to relax the targets set out in the plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.   The plan to tackle climate change entails the commitment of the government to a series of five-year… » read more

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Když v roce 1973 přivedla britská konzervativní vláda premiéra Edwarda Heathe po několikaletém neúspěšném úsilí a peripetiích Velkou Británií do Evropského hospodářského společenství, začala již tehdy pro mnohé brexitová kampaň. I když referendum vyvolané labouristickou vládou v roce 1975 potvrdilo vůli Britů participovat na společném evropském projektu, kritici jak ze strany konzervativců, tak labouristů od… » read more

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For decades, the voter turnout in the European Parliament (EP) elections has been constantly decreasing. From 61,99% in 9 member states of the then European Community in 1979, to 42,54% in 2014 in the EU-28 format. This tendency has particularly applied to the Czech Republic; the country had the 5th lowest voter turnout in both… » read more

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In 2014, Nigel Farage built the successful campaign of his (now former) UK Independence Party (UKIP) on spreading fear about migration. This year, Farage’s new group, the Brexit Party, is using three years of major parties’ indecisiveness and political stalemate to gain support in the campaign.

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