Časopis pro politiku a mezinárodní vztahy

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Časopis pro politiku a mezinárodní vztahy

Zaměřeno na EU / Focused on the EU

Dear readers,

It is my pleasure to introduce you a new edition of the 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 zamerenonaeu@gmail.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 Smetana

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Zbyněk Smetana
23. 1. 2011