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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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Ever since the death of George Floyd, the United States of America have been experiencing massive protests condemning police brutality and racial discrimination following the death of George Floyd at the heads of a local police unit in Minneapolis. It worked as a massive spark following a pantheon of equally tragic and illegal killings, such… » read more

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The long-awaited results have come in, incumbent Andrzej Duda of the Law and Justice (PiS) party has won the Polish presidential election, barely getting by with 51.2% votes and only marginally winning against Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski of the center-right opposition Civic Platform party (PO) with 48.79%. A mere 500,000 difference in votes between the… » read more

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