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In February, the EU launched a new agenda for the southern Mediterranean partnership. The new proposal of a strategic partnership between the EU and 10 countries in the MENA region put emphasis mainly on economic ties between these regions and aim to spur long-term socio-economic cooperation.

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“Europe will be made through crises and it will be the sum of the solutions brought to these crises” wrote Jean Monnet in his Memoirs (1976). Robert Schuman, another founding father of the European Community, also believed that Europe could only be built through “concrete achievements, creating first of all a de facto solidarity”.[1] Indeed,… » read more

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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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V pátek bude premiér Babiš spolu s dalšími leadery EU jednat o záchranném balíku pro Evropu. Na začátku ho razantně odmítl, teď přešel k opatrné podpoře a konečně jsme se dozvěděli, co tedy od EU chceme. Jsme tak pro zbytek Evropy čitelnější a je možné se s námi racionálně bavit. Potud bez diskuzí palec nahoru.

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The European Migrant Crisis of 2015 was an event that deeply resonated within the European continent, with it being the one of the most important contributors to the rise of right-wing populism and nationalism in European countries, as more than 1.8 million people crossed the border of Europe, seeking a better future from their either… » read more

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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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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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We should reassess our approach to the European Union as an additional source of revenue for our national budget. It is nonsensical to calculate whether we pay more into the EU treasury than we receive in form of subsidies. European finances must address Europe-wide challenges, not substitute our own national investment in infrastructure or kindergartens.… » read more

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In recent years several leaks of information from tax heavens, some of them are called Swiss leaks, Panama papers or Paradise papers, have raised public awareness of massive tax evasion. Those documents shocked the entire world by how many people, including public officials, were involved. From then on, the endeavour to prevent these tax avoidances… » read more

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Vladimír Bartovic, Martin Michelot, Zuzana Stuchlíková and Vít Havelka react to the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government held on the 23rd of February 2018.   Vladimír Bartovic | Why the Czech government refuses changes in the EU architecture   During the informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels last… » read more

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