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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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A major focus of 2021 across the globe has been quick and efficient COVID-19 vaccine distribution to save lives, restore order in economies and resume some resemblance of our previous lifestyles. The EU, esteemed as a world leader, however, is far behind other nations, such as the US and UK, in vaccination numbers and rates,… » read more

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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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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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