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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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In the age of information, acquiring information is easy. Whether it comes to information on science, history, mechanics or more menial things, a person can have all of that just by pressing the screen of their phone at any time. If the library of Alexandria was one of the wonders of the world, the internet… » 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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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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Jen málokteré dva národy v Evropě sdílely po staletí tolik společných státních útvarů (např. více než 200 let trvající Polsko-litevská unie), aby mezi sebou ve století dvacátém tak nevraživě fyzicky a rétoricky bojovaly. Řeč je o Polsku a Litvě a jejich vztazích po roce 1989. Na rozdíl od Běloruska, které nastoupilo v porovnání s Litvou… » read more

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The United States midterm elections are heating up, and Europe should pay attention. Recently, the state of Transatlantic relations has been unsteady, and the results from these elections may either cement the current administration’s trajectory, or open up an avenue for the Democrats to act as a check to the Republican policies. Currently, the Congress… » read more

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On the 2nd May 2018, the European Commission introduced its first draft of the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a special provision[1] outside the MFF regulation. Its intention is to assure that beneficiary countries respect “a sound financial management and the Rule of Law” – if a member state breaches these principles, it… » read more

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The Trump administration has not been characterized as thoughtful or respectful; however, the arrival of the new Secretary of State Mark Pompeo has elevated its volatility. Whereas his predecessor presented moderate versions of Trump’s policy plans, Pompeo is Trump’s equal in brusqueness. The United States’ new head diplomat seems to lack diplomatic skills. As soon… » read more

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In central Europe, for twenty-six years, there have not been any murder of journalists. This changed on the 25th February, 2018, when journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were murdered in cold blood outside Bratislava. In its aftermath, Slovakia is dealing with a crisis of democracy; the murder started a discussion about freedom… » read more

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