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The Visegrád group: Voice of the Central Europe?

The Visegrád group is a cultural and political union of 4 countries: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. All those countries are located in the Central European region and it is exactly this geographic character that gave them a... Continue Reading →

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Will the EU stand with CEU?- Dilemma between Pragmatism and Values

  Nowadays, when pondering the fate of the EU, one of the questions that arises is whether the EU is to continue fighting for the values it is founded on, or whether it is to focus more on pragmatic behaviour,... Continue Reading →

(Seven reasons) why the EU’s leaders are justified in playing hardball with Britain over Brexit.

Although a decent deal on Brexit is in the interests of both, Britain deserves a run for its money in the forthcoming negotiations. Reasons for this may not be immediately obvious to the British observers, nor to the many in... Continue Reading →

Presidential Elections In Austria: A Turning Point After Brexit And Trump?

  Among all the political earthquakes that shook the world in 2016, the Austrian presidential elections stand out from such events. This is definitely neither due to the country’s impact on global affairs nor to the powers associated to the... Continue Reading →

French Presidential Election: A Catalyst for Change

In a few weeks, French citizens will head to the polling stations to choose their future head of state. At the moment, the outcome of the election is still unpredictable and the presidential race is heated by many fluctuations and... Continue Reading →

A Major Step Forward in European Defence Integration

    This article is a part of research activities of the EU Foreign Policy Research Group Due to Europe’s deteriorating security situation, there is a pressing need to do more in terms of cooperation and coordination among the EU... Continue Reading →

Being A European Citizen

The concept of “European citizenship” appeared in 1992 in the Treaty of Maastricht, forty years after the establishment of the European Communities. Certain states see it as an infringement upon their national sovereignty, as national citizenship is symbolic of sovereign... Continue Reading →

Can EU monetarism function without fiscal compatibility?

  One of the concerns facing the European Union (EU) as a monetary union is whether it can justly support itself as a politico-economic institution solely utilising monetarism in the absence of a ‘fiscal union’, which would fundamentally require a... Continue Reading →

Is the EU’s environmental policy a clay-footed colossus?

    While the European Union ratified the Paris Agreement last October, right before the beginning of COP 22 taking place in Marrakech (Morocco), can EU environmental policy realistically aim at a “high level of protection” (in accordance with article... Continue Reading →

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