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Ten Years after the Czech Republic EU Accession

The paper focus in respect to the web page methodology on Czech political parties that successfully entered the European Parliament. To get a comprehensive analysis, we have aimed to target, how the parties and their representatives understand the EU. How has the European context changed in the Czech politics? How do the parties' leaders frame the issues relating to the EU integration? What are the most “hot topics” relating to the EU?

Interview with Ruch Narodowy (RN) on National Identity

Do national and ethnic minorities in Poland pose a threat to social cohesion?

I agree with this statement only partly. In general, minorities can be a threat. In Poland, however, minorities do not represent a large part of the society, so they are not a real threat.

Should education shaping national and patriotic attitudes be compulsory in primary and secondary schools?

EP Election - Waiting for Beast?

Ten years after joining the EU, the Polish society presents constantly high level of public support for Europe and European integration (89% according to the CBOS pools from March 2014)  and general sense of satisfaction with the effects of membership (62%). Poland is still the biggest beneficiary of  the European money – since 2004, 61.4 bln euro net fuelled our budget and this amount can be followed by numerous examples of modernisation attempts boosted by the EU.

Interview with prof. Jan Hartman about the relationship between politics and education and about immigration

Several months ago, we have published an interview with prof. Jan Rydel about role of modern state in the history education. The coin has always two sides; therefore, we publish an interview with prof. Jan Hartman, one of the leftist liberal Twoj Ruch movement leaders for the EP election. 

Win-win game – populist radical right in the forthcoming EP elections.

The forthcoming elections to the European Parliament (EP) and its results bring about several important implications. Definitively this is a popularity test the domestic elites are put on, but also an important indicator of the support that the political parties seek in (for many – more relevant) local and parliamentary elections.