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Dne 22. října padl ze strany polského ústavního soudu velmi kontroverzní rozsudek ve věci potratového zákona. Zákon o plánování rodiny do teď zakazoval potraty až na výjimky, kterými bylo otěhotnění z důvodu znásilnění nebo incestu, ohrožení zdraví nebo života matky a podezření na vážné poškození plodu. Výjimka týkající se právě poškození plodu byla ústavním soudem… » read more

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At the end of September, the European Commission published an EU-wide law report on the rule of law situation in the European Union. It is a very first report of this kind adopted at EU level. The report includes 27 country chapters presenting the Member state-specific assessments and identifying the rule of law trends in… » read more

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The long-awaited results have come in, incumbent Andrzej Duda of the Law and Justice (PiS) party has won the Polish presidential election, barely getting by with 51.2% votes and only marginally winning against Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski of the center-right opposition Civic Platform party (PO) with 48.79%. A mere 500,000 difference in votes between the… » 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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With less than a month away, Poland’s presidential elections are still scheduled for May 10th despite the current COVID–19 crisis that has paralyzed the country and world. Poland has ignored warnings to postpone like other European nations including Serbia, North Macedonia, and Romania, who have heeded international caution by pushing back elections to later dates.… » read more

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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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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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On the 2nd May 2018, the European Commission introduced its first draft of the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a special provision[1] outside the MFF regulation. Its intention is to assure that beneficiary countries respect “a sound financial management and the Rule of Law” – if a member state breaches these principles, it… » read more

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Since the advent of the financial crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015, populism and Euroscepticism has gained traction within the EU, particularly amongst the member states that joined the EU in its 2004 expansion. With this surge of populism, authoritarian state leaders have risen to challenge the foundations of the EU itself;… » read more

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Since October 2015 when the Law and Justice party (PiS, Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) seized power in Poland, many controversial reforms has been enforced, which has provoked international criticism expressed mainly by the EU. In spite of the radical steps beeing made by the government which disrupt the rule of law, public support of the party… » read more

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