02/24/2018 - 18:42
The Polish parliament recently passed a new bill that will change how the Supreme Court functions. What are these new changes and what will be the implications? Is the Polish legal order threatened by this new reform?
Michał Wiewióra, a Polish student, argues that things will change for the worse.
Polish judicial deform; Chapter of the Supreme Court
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02/21/2018 - 16:10
Healthcare is an evergreen topic of Hungarian politics. How have hospital conditions and circumstances for doctors and patients changed under the Orbán-government? The following pro and con arguments guarantee to give you the whole picture of the situation.
Neglected healthcare system
The Hungarian healthcare system is on the right track

02/02/2018 - 14:10
A few months ago, for the vast majority of mainstream media, the election of the billionaire D.Trump signify the end of the American democracy. So, what does this actually mean?
Is his political programme, considered unworkable, really jeopardizing American democratic core values ? In order to explore the debate in full we will present the point of view of two students, Jean-Baptiste Hubert and Nikita Alaverdyan.
Donald Trump: a push for democracy?
The real threat of an anti-democratic presidence

01/22/2018 - 22:00
The former radical Hungarian party, Jobbik, (meaning „Better”, short for „Movement for a Better Hungary”), has gone through a significant rebranding in the past few years. Will this spectacular turn bear fruit in the 2018 elections?
Where one must choose between the easy path and the right path
The right turned left: That’s hard to justify!

01/11/2018 - 00:00
A five-year term has passed and Czech citizens will be electing their new head of state. The Ministry of Interior has now confirmed the high number of nine candidates, including the current president Miloš Zeman, who is under a wave of criticism for his incompetence. The Czechs are confronted with a large range of new programs and even though Zeman's popularity remains strong, many will be wondering if a new face in the Prague Castle would be an improvement for the country? Could we expect a switch in the direction of Czech politics? Authors are Marie Lebeslé, student of a Pre-Med course in Prague and Nicolas-Vincent Eberhard, high school student.
Hope for a change
Change is an irrational risk

01/02/2018 - 14:50
This year, the legislative elections in Czech Republic (October 20th and 21st, 2017) took place in a particularly complex atmosphere. Indeed, the vote was marked by the clear victory of the liberal and populist party ANO (“Yes” in Czech), led by the former minister Andrej Babiš, which resulted in the collapse of the Czech social democratic party in power. Because this political situation is unprecedented, uncertainty prevails among Czech people. The question here, as well as among the Czech population, is whether or not this political disruption is a step forward or a step back for the country. The writers, Jan Kasnik and Alexandra Simaiova, are Czech students in the Dijon campus of SciencesPo Paris.
Czech legislative elections: a new dynamic
The Czech legislative elections or a big step backwards

12/25/2017 - 18:00
Most Central European countries share a complicated communist past with the Russian Federation and their current foreign policy varies a great deal toward their powerful neighbor, from one country to the next.
When Andrej Danko, the Speaker of the Slovak Parliament and Chairman of the Slovak National Party visited Russia at the end of 2017, he chose to hold a friendly, Russophile speech, stirring up much controversy.
Did this visit underline a new direction for Slovak foreign policy toward Russia? And how were his actions viewed back home?
Strange event for foreigners, nothing new for locals
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11/21/2017 - 19:10
The Visegrad group is a cooperation between 4 countries located in Central-Eastern Europe: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. More than 25 years ago these countries could only dream of joining the EU. Today however they represent a common interest group, opposing the quota system that the EU wanted to implement, to relieve the burden on Greece and Italy where migrants and refugees (many fleeing the war in Syria) reached the European Union in huge numbers, in the past years. Can their joint standpoint, vehemently opposing the quota system, be considered a success?
Predicting the predictable,or why the V4 were right about the quota system
Weakness in unity or the Pyrrhic victory of the V4

11/10/2017 - 17:37
The democratic principles must be respected by all member States in the European Union. But what happens if they are not? Should the European Union exclude the members that are not in harmony with its democratic principles?
Exclusion: necessary to defend the Unions’ credibility
Exclusion: a decision in opposition with the principle of solidarity

10/15/2017 - 22:01
This Thursday, the 12th of October and this Friday, the 13th of October, the French Minister for European Affairs, Mrs Nathalie Loiseau, went to Budapest to meet her Hungarian counterpart, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Mr Szabolcs Takács. It was an opportunity for the French Minister to draw a roadmap for the future of Franco-Hungarian cooperation.
Finally a hand extended by France to Hungary!
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