War is once again ravaging Europe, again in Ukraine, again instigated by Putin. The war in Ukraine has been leading news in the media, and rightly so. Never must we forget the horrors of the ongoing war, or in fact any war.
After the decades-long global momentum toward constitutional democracy, we have in recent years been observing its reversal as institutional and constitutional constraints on government have been weakened, and human rights have been afforded less protection.
At the end of 2021, the European Commission (the EC) released a “Proposal for a council directive on ensuring a global minimum level of taxation for multinational groups in the Union”.
Teachers’ salaries are a topic every year. This time, however, it is different. In addition to internal arguments about the state of education, external developments – inflation and the public deficit – also play an important role.
Preventing gold-plating is once again reinstated by the EU as an important measure to reduce barriers to the single market. The LFMI, in cooperation with other European think-tanks, presents a study “Gold-Plating: How to Identify and Avoid”.
In mid-February, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European Council are scheduled to continue the trilogue on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), a proposal aiming to curtail the anti-competitive behaviour of big digital market players and create a level-playing field for everybody.
Last year, the European Commission came up with proposals to regulate digital services in the form of the Digital Markets Act, which has the potential to significantly change the way the internet works in the EU. We have, therefore, covered this topic more extensively and in more depth in two analyses.
The implementation of domestic and international court judgments is one of the cornerstones of the rule of law. Without it, the systems will crumble.
The new policy paper prepared by the Central European Institute of Asian Studies in collaboration with the Association for International Affairs provides a comprehensive account of Czech and Slovak paradiplomatic activity towards China.