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COP21: a glimmer of hope amidst the gloom?COP21: a glimmer of hope amidst the gloom?

December 22, 2015

The COP21 climate conference in Paris has finished and brought a historic agreement. What are its chances to succeed? And what areas were left out of the discussions altogether? Find out in a new blog post by Christian Kvorning Lassen and Kateřina Davidová of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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Three myths about refugees, immigrants and the European refugee crisisThree myths about refugees, immigrants and the European refugee crisis

November 26, 2015

Christian Kvorning Lassen, a research fellow at the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, writes how the refugee crisis has highlighted hitherto latent divisions within the EU, particularly amongst the V4 countries and Western Europe.

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Czech Republic: A desire to accommodate British demands, but without treaty changesCzech Republic: A desire to accommodate British demands, but without treaty changes

November 20, 2015

It is a shared opinion amongst Czech political leaders that a Brexit would harm the EU as well as Czech interests, so we can expect that Prague will pursue solutions that will accommodate British reform demands, according to EUROPEUM Director Vladimír Bartovic, writing in a blog post.

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Brexit would damage Ukrainian hopes for a European futureBrexit would damage Ukrainian hopes for a European future

November 16, 2015

A British exit from the EU would do irreparable damage to the image of both the EU and Britain in Ukraine, weakening the hopes of millions of Ukrainians who hope for a better future, writes Institute for World Policy Director Alyona Getmanchuk in a blog post.

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The Nobel Peace Prize reminds Tunisians of the limits of their revolutionThe Nobel Peace Prize reminds Tunisians of the limits of their revolution

October 23, 2015

For many Tunisians, the revolution that launched the Arab Spring in their country has not yet finished, writes Tereza Jermanová, a fellow at the Association for International Affairs in Politics Reconsidered.

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Elections–2015: An illusion of unity before reforms start?Elections–2015: An illusion of unity before reforms start?

October 19, 2015

In this analysis by the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, the think tank tackles the question of why Alexander Lukashenko needed to proclaim he had won the last presidential election with more than 83 percent of the vote. The reasons range from banal considerations to complex geopolitical maneuvers.

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Migrants in the ‘no man’s land’ and the Western Balkans in the ‘twilight zone’Migrants in the ‘no man’s land’ and the Western Balkans in the ‘twilight zone’

October 6, 2015

How is current migrant crisis affecting international relations in the Western Balkans? Marko Stojić, a EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy analyst, tackles the issue in a blog post written for Hospodářské noviny, a leading Czech daily newspaper.

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