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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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There is no doubt that the European Union has found itself in a quarrel with the rising illiberal democracies of Central-Eastern Europe. Brought to the forefront by key developments that undermine the pillars of democracy in Hungary and Poland and highlighted further by the negotiations on the EU’s budget and the rule of law mechanism… » read more

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According to the European Commission, the COVID-19 crisis has been a “stress test”[1] for the respect of rule of law in the European Union (EU). Indeed, the global pandemic seems to have aggravated already existing trends in terms of disrespect of the rule of law and flouting of democratic principles. However, the report of the… » 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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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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Climate change is one of the most serious issues affecting the world today. Extreme weather conditions, such as drought, heat waves, flood and heavy rain are becoming more frequent not only on the other side of the world, but also in Europe. The planet is suffering from other consequences, like rising sea levels and loss… » read more

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Since March 2011, the Syrian civil war officially began, families have suffered under a brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, torn the nation apart. Because of the civil war, around 12 million people in the country need humanitarian assistance. About 6.7 million Syrians are now refugees, and another 6.2 million people… » read more

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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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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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