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Four days before the Polish Presidential election was scheduled to take place on May 10th, Poland’s governing coalition parties reached an agreement to postpone the election to a later date. While the legal bases of their decision are still unclear, party leaders state that their decision was in anticipation that the Supreme Court would declare… » read more

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In addition to the coronavirus pandemic shaking all affected countries to the core, Europe’s youngest nation was struck with a political crisis causing even more uncertainty and distress for its citizens. Following the October 2019 elections in Kosovo, the new government, led by the Vetevendosje (Self-determination) party, was formed only in February, and by the… » read more

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The abrupt and unexpected advent of the Coronavirus health crisis has certainty impacted the European Union internally, threatening the already fragile cohesion between its Member States. The never-ending issue of an allegedly missing European solidarity has made its reappearance in both public and political debates, with expressions such as abandonment, lack of unity, self-interest being… » read more

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Belgie se v posledních týdnech dostala do hledáčku světových médií zejména kvůli alarmujícím statistikám – počet obětí COVID-19 je zde v přepočtu na počet obyvatel vůbec nejvyšší na světě.[1] Do dnešního dne nemoci podlehlo přes 7000 lidí, celkem se prokázalo přes 45 tisíc případů nového koronaviru. Malá země, počtem obyvatel srovnatelná s Českou republikou, se… » read more

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Při sledování pouze českých médií by se mohlo zdát, že Evropská zelená dohoda je odepsaná, budoucnost evropské ekonomiky leží v jádru, uhlí a spalovacích motorech a dosažení klimatické neutrality do roku 2050 už nikdo nevěří. Realita je ale zcela odlišná. Napříč Evropskou unií se stále častěji a hlasitěji ozývají hlasy pro zachování zelených cílů a… » read more

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Hungary, as every other EU Member State, has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the similarities stop here; the Hungarian government’s emergency measures revolve around a new act, which would allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by a decree, without any sunset clause and without any parliament oversight, essentially… » read more

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China, where COVID-19, the virus that is currently paralysing almost all states in the world, first appeared, is now recovering. The virus‘ first appearance was reported on December 31 2019 by Chinese officials in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei region. According to the Chinese government, the state succeeded in taking control over the virus‘… » read more

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With less than a month away, Poland’s presidential elections are still scheduled for May 10th despite the current COVID–19 crisis that has paralyzed the country and world. Poland has ignored warnings to postpone like other European nations including Serbia, North Macedonia, and Romania, who have heeded international caution by pushing back elections to later dates.… » read more

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The new European Commission’s cardinal goal has been the promotion of a sustainable Europe through the introduction of the European Green Deal. However, the current world-wide COVID-19 crisis could potentially have a strong impact on environmental policies, EU’s effort to promote climate neutrality, and the willingness of some Member States to maintain the climate ambitions… » read more

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