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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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Jaké jsou nynější vztahy dvou sousedů, které spojuje mnohasetletá společná historie, ale současnost spíše rozděluje? Jeden z nich, Polsko, je rychle se rozvíjející moderní stát. Naopak Bělorusko je často označováno jako poslední skanzen komunismu v Evropě. Vztahy od raných devadesátých let mezi Běloruskem a Polskem jsou trvale napjaté a podezřívavé. Po rozpadu Sovětského svazu a… » read more

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On 16th March 2019, Slovakia held its historically fifth direct presidential elections, providing an opportunity to measure the country’s general mood and future direction. The first round of elections was significantly dominated by Zuzana Čaputová, a lawyer and a civil activist, who gained 40,6 % of the votes. Čaputová’s success in the first round of… » read more

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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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“The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped” says The Economist about the 24th UN Conference of Parties, the so-called COP24, which came to an end in Katowice on Saturday 15th December. “The agreement struck in Poland is not strong enough,… » read more

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Confidence in the EU has gradually diminished after a series of crises of values. This has enabled the rapid growth of the populist and the far-right parties in the V4 countries, which are causing fragmentation within the EU due to what they perceive as unresolved asylum and migration issues. In 2004, Romano Prodi commented on… » read more

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On September 12, 2018, The European Parliament approved the EU-China relations report. The report not only forms the future of EU-China policy but also covers a wide range of issues regarding the relations between China and its neighboring areas or countries including deterioration of human rights between Tibet and China, political persecution such as the… » read more

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In 2015, Europe faced its most serious crisis since the financial crisis of 2008; the so-called “migration crisis.” EU member states adopted different attitudes towards tackling the crisis, namely in case of acceptance of refugees and migrants in their countries. The states of Visegrad group (Czech Republic included) objected vehemently against the refugee quotas. The… » read more

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Since the Brexit referendum, The EU has launched numerous new initiatives in order to regain momentum and show decisiveness. Amongst other moves, on February 2018, the Commission published the Western Balkans Enlargement Package, which tried to break the so-called ‘enlargement fatigue’. In order to reflect its commitment towards a ‘greater than 27’ EU, this document… » read more

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