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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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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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Last week the European Commission released new information that Czech Republic and 8 other member states are behind schedule on reducing emissions. All countries in question; Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, have until mid-March to deliver documents proving genuine effort to meet the quotas. If there… » read more

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China has always been a strong supporter of European integration but since the beginning of the relationship in the 1970s, EU-China relations face the challenge of combining principles and pragmatism. In an era of uncertainty, this relationship can be a source of stability. The origins of this remarkably consistent positioning on the international stage started… » read more

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On April 6th, Dutch voters were invited to vote on the following question: „Are you for or against the Approval Act of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?”. Despite the nebulous tone of the question and the surprising choice of topic for a direct consultation, as confirmed by the low voter turnout… » read more

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The European Parliament approved the text of the new EU Trade Secrets Directive. This directive aims at harmonizing laws between the 28 member states on the protection of trade secrets. This directive would protect all information which are secret and have a commercial value. It would give all the detainers of trade secrets a high-degree… » read more

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After the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, whereby Syrian refugees who made it to Greece are returned to Turkey, Austria, concerned about the ‘collateral outcome’, is unveiling plans to re-establish border controls with Italy at the Brenner Pass.   For a couple of decades, the Austro-Italian border – called ‘Brenner Pass’ – has been almost… » read more

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