Focus on the EU
Editorial (january 2011)
It is my pleasure to introduce you a new edition of “Focused on the EU”
series. Our team has prepared three new articles that deal with the different
aspects of the EU integration project. Let me briefly summarise each of them. It
has been a year since the Lisbon treaty came into force and our team is
therefore very curious what implications it have had in particular member states
or in the EU as a whole.
Tomáš Búry, student of Charles University and University of Economics in
Prague, discusses a ratification of the Lisbon treaty and implications it might
have for European integration process.
Second contributor, Marek Garlicki from University of Warsaw, analyses an
impact of the Lisbon treaty on constitutional order of the Great Britain. His
attention is focused on the ratification of the Lisbon treaty and a core stone
of British legal order – the doctrine of Parliament sovereignty.
Finally, Marek Hrdina from the Masaryk University dedicated his paper to an
evaluation of a role of small EU member states during their EU presidency. The
author examines Czech and Slovenian presidencies and concludes that small member
states – although their foreign policy is not so extensively elaborated –
can manage their EU presidency quite successfully.
Do you have a good article/essay/paper dealing with an EU related topic?
Would you like to participate in our project next time? Do not hesitate to
contact us; we are still looking for new contributors! If you want to know more
information about the project “Focused on the EU”, feel free to visit our
website zamerenonaeu.webnode.cz or contact us by e-mail email@example.com.
At the end, I would like to thank everyone who participated on the current
edition either by writing articles or by writing opposition paper. Dear readers,
I wish you an inspirational reading.
On behalf of all members of the project, Zbyněk
Why focus on the European Union?
“Focus on the EU” was launched in 2009 as a project of Global Politics magazine and the Student Section of the International Institution of Political Science at Masaryk University. The project is presented in the form of short essays and analytical papers focused on the European Union and the place of the Czech Republic in Europe. A collection from the “Focus on the EU” project is published every semester on the web page of Global Politics magazine. As a result of the project, visitors to our web page can read inspirational essays by young political scientists dealing with questions such as European Citizenship or European Foreign and Defense Policy. Every series is prepared under the supervision of an editor from the Student Section of the IIPS MU. You can find more information about this project at www.zamerenonaeu.webnode.cz [in Czech].
The Student Section of the International Institute of Political Science at Masaryk University is an association with a long and distinctive tradition. The Student Section organizes lectures, seminars, film club, excursions and other activities promoting cooperation among students of the social sciences. You can find more information about the Student Section at http://ssiips.webnode.cz [in Czech].