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There have been major changes in the balance of forces among the key Ukrainian oligarchs, representatives of big business with strong political influence, since the victory of the Maidan revolution. However, these changes have not undermined the oligarchic system per se. Over the past decade or so, the oligarchs have been key players in Ukrainian politics and economy, and they have retained this position until the present. One of the effects of the change of the government in Kyiv and the war in the Donbas was the elimination of the influence of ‘the family’ – the people from Viktor Yanukovych’s inner circle who formed the most expansive oligarchic group in Ukraine at the time of his presidency. The influence of Rinat Akhmetov, the country’s wealthiest man, has also weakened significantly; Akhmetov was one of the most influential people in Ukraine for more than ten years, partly owing to his close bonds with Yanukovych. Dmytro Firtash’s group has also lost a great deal of its influence since Firtash was arrested in Austria in March 2014.
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May 26, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Spruds, Diana Potjomkina
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Apr 28, 2016 / Tadeusz A. Olszański
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Apr 27, 2016 / Eastern Europe Studies Centre
Report of the International Security Experts Conference “EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security” held on March 2-4, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, provides recommendations for the ongoing debate on the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and
Apr 19, 2016 / Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy
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ICDS research fellows provide recommentation for the new EU Global Strategy.
Mar 25, 2016 / Jakub Jakóbowski
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Feb 23, 2016 / Rafał Ciastoń, Col. (Ret.) Jerzy Gruszczyński, Rafał Lipka, Col. (Ret.) dr hab. Adam Radomyski, Tomasz Smura
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Feb 22, 2016 / Aldis Austers
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Feb 19, 2016 / Irina Kuzņecova, Diāna Potjomkina, Mārtiņš Vargulis
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Feb 14, 2016 / Daunis Auers, Reinis Āboltiņš, Mārtiņš Daugulis, Anand Melon, Arkady Moshes, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas
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Feb 01, 2016 / Tomasz Otłowski
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Jan 21, 2016 / Andrej Chovan
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Jan 19, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Sprūds, Ilvija Bruģe
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Second issue of the European Cybersecurity Journal - quarterly publication devoted to cybersecurity
Jan 04, 2016 / Agata Biernat, Research Fellow at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation
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Dec 31, 2015 / Tadeusz A. Olszański, Tadeusz Iwański
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Dec 18, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
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Dec 17, 2015 / Wojciech Konończuk, Tadeusz Iwański, Tadeusz A. Olszański, Piotr Żochowski
Over the past few months Kyiv has initiated a few major changes, but the delays in the reform process are growing.
Dec 14, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Roger W. Robinson Jr., Anna Leshchenko, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová
Analysis of activities of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in the region of central and Eastern Europe.
Dec 13, 2015 / Tomasz Otłowski, Senior Fellow at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation
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Dec 03, 2015 / Marcin Kaczmarski, Jakub Jakóbowski, Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
China has presented a far-reaching vision of cooperation with the region in infrastructure, industry and agriculture, taking a step toward shaping the economic structure of the region and giving it a vision of development.
Dec 02, 2015 / Edit Inotai
The political difference between PM Orbán and Chancellor Merkel is evident and it has been aggravated by Orbán’s surprise move to side openly with Horst Seehofer and the CSU in a German domestic debate concerning refugees
Nov 20, 2015 / Katarina Svitkova
D.SQ Security Brief
Nov 20, 2015 / Witold Rodkiewicz
The Kremlin has been using the attacks in Paris to persuade the West to fundamentally shift its policy towards Syria – and also towards Russia.
Nov 19, 2015 / Lead Author: Dovilė Šukytė; Authors: Victoria Bucătaru, Simonas Čepėnas, Hennadiy Maksak, Svetlana Rogov, Iurii Vdovenko
Managing Political Instability, Enabling The Role Of Civil Society And Applying Lessons From The Central Eastern European Experience.
Nov 18, 2015 / Dagmar Rychnovska and Jan Daniel
D.SQ Security Brief
Nov 18, 2015 / Filip Tuček
A timely analysis of Russia’s hybrid warfare threats from Russia will allow governments in Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw to maximize their countries’ immunity to potential Russian coercion. When Moscow’s toolbox is uncovered (and the cloak of m
Nov 18, 2015 / Gabriela Mikušová
CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Ukraine provides insights on political developments as well as energy, security and other important issues affecting the country.
Nov 16, 2015 / Jill Dougherty, Riina Kaljurand
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the use of new, creative forms of warfare
Nov 16, 2015 / Anna Bulakh
Strengthening Ukraine’s Defence is Still Highly Compelling
Nov 15, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
Nov 10, 2015 / Grzegorz Abgarowicz, Ryszard Antkiewicz, Piotr Ciepiela, Michał Dyk, Dominika Dziwisz, Zbigniew Fałek, Piotr Gajek, Rafał Kasprzyk, Włodzimierz Kotłowski, Mirosław Maj, Andrzej Najgebauer, Dariusz Pierzchała, Aleksander Poniewierski, Maciej Pyznar, Mirosł
The Kosciuszko Institute's Report represents an analysis of the issues concerning the protection of critical infrastructure with a particular emphasis on IT security issues. The primary goal of this Report is to provide actors engaged in the protection of
Nov 09, 2015 / Jolanta Darczewska, Piotr Żochowski
Building up an image of Russophobic countries is currently instrumental in shaping a neo-imperial political identity among the citizens of the Russian Federation.
Nov 05, 2015 / András György Deák, Tomaš Kulda
Regional gas and energy policies has been moving toward a more transparent, competitive and unified market since the late 2000s.
Oct 28, 2015 / Wojciech Lorenz, Mário Nicolini
In a completely new security context after Russian agression against Ukraine NATO is reviewing all fundamental principles, which has driven its decisions over the last two decades. Enlargement, the Alliance’s primary policy to realise the vision of a Euro
Oct 28, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jiří Schneider, Marian Majer
By annexing Crimea and fuelling violence in the Ukraine’s easternmost regions, Russia seriously broke basic principles of international law and shook assumptions about cooperative character of post-Cold War security architecture in Europe. Yet, the seemin
Oct 27, 2015 / Milan Nič
This paper looks more closely at the case of Slovakia and examines prospects for further improvement in bilateral relations with Kosovo. Given the fact that Slovakia along with Greece has been the most flexible of the five holdouts, are they also seen as
Oct 16, 2015 / Józef Lang
The successes of the Taliban and its allied forces in northern Afghanistan have caused nervous reactions in the Central Asian countries
Oct 14, 2015 / Wojciech Lorenz and Mário Nicolini
Before the NATO summit in Warsaw in 2016, the allies are confronted with a new security paradigm and face a strategic dilemma: how to reconcile the commitment to the Open Door Policy with the political and military reality in which Russia remains an impor
Oct 12, 2015 / Stanislav Balík, Tomáš Pojar, Ivo Pospíšil, Michael Romancov, Dušan Tříska, Michal Vodrážka, Alexandr Vondra
The PCTR realized in the academic year 2014/2015 the project „Czechoslovakia Transition to Democracy: Recommendations for the North Korea Peace-seeking Process“. One of the aims of this project was to develop a monograph, which is now available.
Oct 12, 2015 / Alena Kudzko
Once the symbol of authoritarian evil in Europe, Belarus is set to vote on Sunday, October 11 in its next presidential elections, which are unlikely to be any more democratic or fair than the previous round held in 2010.
Sep 29, 2015 / Frank Markovic
The Visegrad Four belonged to the small group of states that opposed the quotas from the very beginning. Their stance came at a price. The vote on Tuesday is particularly damaging for the V4 not least because it has undermined the unity of the block.
Sep 24, 2015 / Martin Michelot
As time passes and migratory pressures continue to increase, with another estimated 6000 asylum-seekers having made their way into Hungary yesterday, any meeting of European decision-makers in Brussels is observed with increased scrutiny and expectations
Sep 24, 2015 / Jana Kobzova
The next few months were going to be difficult for Ukraine even without last week’s events: the country’s economy is in trouble and the war in its eastern provinces continues with no end in sight. Even before last week, the best Ukraine could hope for in
Sep 24, 2015 / The European Values Think-Tank, Central European Policy Institute
The European Values Think-Tank and the Central European Policy Institute put together a group of prominent Czech and Slovak experts to come up with a document refuting the most frequent myths and falsehoods about Ukraine and set the record straight.
Sep 24, 2015 / Michal Skala, Júlia Miklasová
Last year’s annexation of Crimea by Russia and ensuing war in eastern Ukraine created a new momentum in the region, challenging the long-existing status quo. The changed situation has particularly damaged relations between Ukraine and de facto authorities
Sep 21, 2015 / Jaan Murumets
On the web site of the Institute of Modern Russia, a New York-based think-tank, Matthew Bodner published on August 26 an analysis of Russia’s military capabilities that could be employed in an eventual adventure in the Baltic Sea region. Everyone familiar
Sep 21, 2015 / Martin Hurt
For Sweden’s Social Democrats, it is a noteworthy change in rhetoric, as they built their past arguments for opposing NATO accession on perceived US dominance of the alliance and the fact that NATO deterrence is partially based on nuclear weapons.
Sep 21, 2015 / Anna Bulakh
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) can become a key alternative source of supply in the event of serious pipeline gas shortfalls across the EU. However, for this to happen successfully, the EU needs to develop a Europe-wide LNG strategy based on a common approac
Sep 21, 2015 / Maksym Bugriy
As the Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues to rage on in Donbas (Pravda.com.ua, August 11), a popular sentiment regarding Kyiv’s relationship with NATO is likely to revive debates on Ukraine’s “Finlandization”—a strategic option notably proposed by Dr. Z
Sep 21, 2015 / Kalev Stoicescu
Most NATO members continue to reduce their defence budgets, in spite of Russia’s assertiveness, continued aggression against Ukraine and the risk of conflict spill over. Russia, pretending that the West is its worst enemy, is doing quite the opposite, hav
Sep 21, 2015 / Emmet Tuohy
ICDS researcher Emmet Tuohy writes on on recent Baltic corruption scandals. Tuohy discusses whether it is possible to view the Maģonis case not as a sign of widespread corruption at the highest levels of Baltic business and politics, nor as a security ris
Sep 04, 2015 / Wojciech Konończuk
The comprehensive reform of the gas sector is one of the most important and most difficult reforms Ukraine has to implement.
Aug 28, 2015 / Marta Szpala, Marta Jaroszewicz
When the mounting scale of the influx of refugees to Europe, their determination and the weakness of the Macedonian state are all taken into account, a further escalation of the crisis should be expected, not only in Macedonia but also in Serbia.
Aug 14, 2015 / Krzysztof Strachota
The world is fascinated with the phenomenon of Islamic State, failing to notice that the Middle East is going through a crisis – and this is the main challenge.
Aug 07, 2015 / Yury Fedorov
At the time, when the world is remembering the enormous tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Yury Fedorov in his new policy paper analyses what consequences might the looming crisis of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty have.
Jul 29, 2015 / Adam Balcer, Spasimir Domaradzki, Marta Szpala
The region needs the new impulse for institutional transformation and a change of the development model.
Jul 29, 2015 / Attila Kovács
Comparative Analysis of the Legislative Instruments of the 2013 Common Agricultural Policy Reform
Jul 24, 2015 / Nikola Trendov, Laszlo Vasa
The Case of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
Jul 24, 2015 / Márton Ugrósdy
New analysis by Márton Ugrósdy researcher of Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jul 21, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová, Anna Leshchenko
Executive summary of a broader study focusing on assessment of the behaviour of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia
Jul 21, 2015 / Filip Černoch, Břetislav Dančák, Jan Osička
Assessment of German
Jul 13, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter.
Jul 08, 2015 / Joerg Forbrig
This conflict will be shaped by the degrees to which both sides are able to maintain their internal cohesion. It may become a race against time, with both sides banking on the cohesion of the other fading before their own ranks break apart.
Jul 03, 2015 / Michal Smetana
D.SQ Security Brief
Jul 01, 2015 / Tomasz Piechal
The overriding goal of the governments of the so-called "People's Republics" is to maintain and develop their military potential.
Jul 01, 2015 / PSSI, Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University
Executive summary of a joint study presented during the conference "Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises" is now available.
Jun 30, 2015 / Dagmar Rychnovska
D.SQ Security Brief
Jun 16, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič, Maria Staszkiewicz, Milan Zubíček, Marian Majer,
In a global marketplace, the Visegrad Group countries are very small markets. But taken together, they present an interesting, underdeveloped market of over 65 million customers whose digital economic potential is only starting to be exploited.
Jun 10, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Jakub Kufčák, Marian Majer, Mário Nicolini
NATO seems to be getting back to its old routines and the Wales commitments are slowly being pushed to the backburner. This is shocking, given that Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine continues unabated.
Jun 09, 2015 / Ivana Smolenova
This paper provides an overview of the pro- Russian disinformation activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, identifies frequently used narratives, and brings attention to the similarity of arguments and messages used by a pro-Russian media with no f
Jun 03, 2015 / Vít Dostál and Ondřej Mocek
The European Parliament has never played such an important role in the EU’s decision-making; the four Visegrád countries (V4) could benefit from the aggregated strength of their MEPs.
May 26, 2015 / Marta Jaroszewicz, Piotr Żochowski
From a public opinion point of view, corruption has been the gravest problem of today’s Ukraine, excepting the armed conflict in the east of the country.
May 20, 2015 / Tomáš A. Nagy
Even with a decimated political opposition, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to navigate his country through the uncharted waters of a likely governmental reform process and a likely controversial and divisive EU membership referendum.
May 20, 2015 / Expert Group
Since the EU’s Eastern partnership Summit in Vilnius Belarus proved to be a master of balancing between East and West, yet it is currently between a rock and a hard place.
Apr 30, 2015 / Kateřina Lišaníková
CENAA is glad to present you a brand new issue of the Policy Papers series, called “The Growing Popularity of Far-Right Swedish Democrats”. The article is written by Kateřina Lišaníková.
Apr 27, 2015 / Tomasz Dąborowski
The debate about the expansion of the gas infrastructure in central and south-eastern Europe.
Apr 24, 2015 / Konrad Popławski
Germany is working on a plan which would allow Greece to remain in the eurozone, even if the government in Athens announces that the country is bankrupt.
Apr 16, 2015 / Michal Kořan, Petr Nečas, Jan Österreicher, Bohuslav Pernica, Jiří Šedivý, Pavel Štalmach, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) is delighted to present the new Policy Paper entitled
Apr 10, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of PCTR Newsletter.
Apr 06, 2015 / Kamil Gregor, Juraj Medzihorský, Peter Spáč, Michal Škop, Petr Voda
CENAA would like to present a set of four comprehensive research papers
Mar 25, 2015 / Aliaksei Kazharski
Aliaksei Kazharski provides his insight on political and security implications of Kaliningrad’s geographical and historical peculiarities.
Mar 23, 2015 / Róbert Ondrejcsák
CENAA is delighted to present a new issue of the Policy Paper entitled “Modernization of Slovak Armed Forces: Reasons, Main Weapons Systems, Principles and challenges“. Róbert Ondrejcsák, the director of CENAA, analyzes the process of modernization of th
Mar 19, 2015 / Ewa Fischer
The Kremlin has moved away from undertaking structural changes and unpopular social reforms (such as pension reform), in fear of a rise in social discontent.
Mar 18, 2015 / Markéta Wittichová
European Security Spotlight No. 7
Mar 14, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The PTCR offers you to download the second PCTR Newsletter issue in 2015, which contains not only information about PCTR events, but especially about the most important news from the field of Euro-Atlantic relations, which happened in February.
Mar 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata
Security and Defense Policy Brief
Feb 25, 2015 / Rudolf Fürst
Čína se dosud nebývalou měrou začala zajímat o postkomunistickou část Evropy. Tento zájem je motivován ekonomicky, obavy z čínského „rozděl a panuj“ v EU jsou zatím neúměrné.
Feb 24, 2015 / Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Kamil Frymark
Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, profound changes in Germany’s thinking about Russia can be observed.
Feb 20, 2015 / Wojciech Konończuk
The still strong oligarchic system will be one of the impediments in the process of reforming the Ukrainian state.
Feb 19, 2015 / Marcin Kaczmarski
The New Silk Road idea is a flexible formula used by China in its dialogue with many other countries.
Feb 18, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukas Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomas Pojar, Leah Scheunemann, Jiri Schneider, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) published with the kind support of a non-profit organization Zaostřeno, o.p.s. and RWE Česká republika a bilingual publication Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future
Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Education, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Afghanistan, Economic Security, Energy Security
Feb 08, 2015 / Jan Váška
Many policy areas are up for discussion, from the working time directive to financial regulation, but symbolic issues will be important as well.
Feb 05, 2015 / Radomír Špok, Zuzana Kasáková, Petr Volek
Reccomendations from the round table on the policy of cohesion organised as a part of the National Convent on the EU.
Feb 05, 2015 / Henry Plater-Zyberk
The publication "Russia's Contribution as a Partner in the War on Terrorism" was written by PSSI's Senior Research Fellow Henry Plater-Zyberk for the Strategic Studies Institute(SSI), the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security resear
Feb 03, 2015 / Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Anett Arany, Máté Szalai
Direct and indirect effects of the emergence of the Islamic State on international politics - including question of refugees, situation of Christians in the Middle East, foreign fighters from Europe and rivalry among the radical Islamist networks
Jan 30, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukáš Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomáš Pojar, Jiří Schneider, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) organized in 2014, in cooperation with the American Think-tank Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a project which was supported by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jan 30, 2015 / Miroslav Tůma
Miroslav Tůma: Strukturu knihy tvoří tři hlavní tematické bloky, jež jsou zdánlivě odlišné: Události a aktivity ovlivňující jaderně odzbrojovací a neproliferační proces (2011–2014), Klíčová regionální jaderně odzbrojovací a neproliferační problematika na
Jan 29, 2015 / Andrej Findor
Policy Paper presents a basic conceptual framework to the theory of radicalization and de-radicalization. This framework serves as a theoretical basis for studying the development of electoral behaviour as well as for designing interventions on the local
Jan 08, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
Sep 30, 2014 / Cameron Munter
The seventh policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / A. Wess Mitchell and Leah Scheunemann
The sixth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / John K. Glenn
The PCTR offers you the possibility to download the fifth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / Bruce P. Jackson
The PCTR offers you the possibility to download the fourth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 04, 2014 / Dominik Jankowski
The current Russian-Ukrainian conflict is a game changer for European security. The entire European security architecture has trembled as the eastern flank of the continent has been destabilised. If the conflict cannot act as a unifier for the transatlant
Aug 26, 2014 / Tomáš Profant, Patryk Toporowski
In their recent policy paper, Tomáš Profant and Patryk Toporowski of the Polish Institute of International Affairs find some similarities between Poland and the Czech Republic in their approaches to the Banking Union and recommend a cooperation of both co
Jul 01, 2014 / PSSI Prague
PSSI just published its bi-annual 2012&2013 report. The report includes information about all activities, conferences, publications and educational programs undertaken by PSSI in the last 2 years
Jun 21, 2014 / Padrtová Barbora (edt.)
Publication includes tailor-made recommendations in the field of Security Sector Reform (SSF) for individual South Caucasus countries based on best and worst practices of V4 countries.
Jun 16, 2014 / Lukáš Kovanda (ECONOMIC CONSULTANT)
The third policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project
Jun 16, 2014 / Tomáš Pojar (VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CEVRO INSTITUTE)
The second policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project
Jun 16, 2014 / Jiří Schneider (SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS, PSSI)
The first policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Jun 14, 2014 / Vicenová Radka, CENAA
Even though European Parliament elections are considered to be rather second-order, i.e. with low attraction for voters, the discussion within the pre-election campaign brought up a wide range of important topics from various areas of public life.
May 28, 2014 / Petr Pavlik, Department of World Economy, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
This publication is a collection of papers presented at the annual conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes organised by Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics
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