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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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The British ministers have recently decided that the country should use past overperformance in the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to relax the targets set out in the plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.   The plan to tackle climate change entails the commitment of the government to a series of five-year… » read more

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Když v roce 1973 přivedla britská konzervativní vláda premiéra Edwarda Heathe po několikaletém neúspěšném úsilí a peripetiích Velkou Británií do Evropského hospodářského společenství, začala již tehdy pro mnohé brexitová kampaň. I když referendum vyvolané labouristickou vládou v roce 1975 potvrdilo vůli Britů participovat na společném evropském projektu, kritici jak ze strany konzervativců, tak labouristů od… » 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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On March 29th, 2017, Britain, along with the EU triggered, article 50, which began the two-year countdown until the UK must leave the EU. This so-called transition period is due to end in less than 3 months, yet still there’s no satisfactory deal that both sides would agree on. Currently, the proposed break up deal… » read more

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As the complex negotiations on Britain’s exit from the EU are set to commence later in June, this article offers a closer look at the British negotiating strategy vis-à-vis Brexit. The forthcoming Brexit talks will be arguably one of the most complex negotiations ever undertaken by the British government. The process of disentangling the United… » read more

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Brexit is finally underway. The next two years of negotiations will not only determine the relationship between the EU and the UK, but will also determine the future of the 27 remaining member states. Crucially, the absence of the UK in the EU will significantly change the balance of power in the European Council and… » read more

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2016 was a year that sent shockwaves through the Western world. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Britain voted to leave the European Union. All amidst a backdrop of terrorist attacks across Europe. 2017 could very well provide new shocks, with elections coming up in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and the… » read more

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Rather than acquiescing to the reckless impulses of populist politicians eager to capitalize upon the mess that is Brexit, Czech leaders should resort to common sense and urge patience and restraint. Contrary to what populists would like to purport, support for the EU is rising in several countries following Brexit, including Denmark who is traditionally… » read more

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