Duel Amical RSS - en Duel Amical RSS - en http://link.link Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Czech Presidential Elections 2018: an opportunity for new dynamics? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/261 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/261 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 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. Alexandra Simaiova 2017 Czech legislative elections: the victory or the failure of democracy? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/252 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/252 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:50:00 +0100 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. Szilágyi Eszter Soewarni The joint standpoint of the V4 on the quota system: a joint success? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/253 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/253 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:10:00 +0100 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? Szilágyi Eszter Soewarni Can the European Union exclude its anti-democratic members? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/195 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/195 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:37:00 +0100 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? Marie Hubert What is the future of a Franco-Hungarian cooperation ? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/246 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/246 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:01:00 +0200 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. Léo Quester Abstentionism: a solution for the second round? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/223 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/223 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:51:00 +0200 After the first round, the two candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, finally face each other to gain access to the Elysée. A great number of French prefer to abstain as a “third choice” in the voting. superadmin superadmin Should the « Colbert » schools and high schools be renamed? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/242 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/242 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0200 This controversy took place a week ago. Colbert was indeed Louis XIV’s minister, but he was also one of the main instigators of the Black Code which regulated slavery in the French colonies. For this reason, some associations deem it unacceptable for high schools to bear his name. Here are the opinions on the matter of two Sciences Po Paris students: Thibault Joannard-Lardant and Marie Hubert. Claire Lidsky Wage inequality in the European Union http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/241 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/241 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The European Union aims to bring economic prosperity and peace to all its member states. Yet, more than a decade after the accession of the Central-Eastern European bloc, a huge difference subsists between the wages of the Western and Eastern member states. Is it possible to overcome these differences in the near future and if so, what would be the best way to do it? superadmin superadmin Slovakia between the EU and the Visegrad Four http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/240 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/240 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The so called “Visegrad Four” (“V4”) cooperation includes the Central European countries of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The V4 represents a strong Central-Eastern European interest group within the EU. Slovakia could be a strong member of the Visegrad Four cooperation, but the current situation is different. Will Slovakia choose to side with the core of the EU, over a close cooperation within the V4? superadmin superadmin Do people live in a democracy they deserve? http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/238 http://duelamical.eu/en/articles/238 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:55:00 +0200 “Disillusionment with politics”, “abstentions in elections”, “rise of extremism” are just one of the few phrases we hear more and more about EU member states, especially about the countries of the former Eastern bloc. EU citizens feel that democracies have failed them on many levels but what could be a feasible solution? Szilágyi Eszter Soewarni