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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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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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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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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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