Swiss Democracy – Chance for Other Countries? The Institutional and Historical Determinants of the Swiss Political System 1.1. The Beginnings of the Swiss Statehood The history of Switzerland is undoubtedly the key to understanding the country’s political system and the mechanisms of its institutions. The historical development of the Swiss political system is characterized by
About the dangers of the access to the culture in digital times has been written and said a lot. Many experts not only once were speaking about it already, being saddened about the legacy of times gone by. The prospect future unfortunately does not look very promising either. In general the increase in digitalization and
The impending crisis of the neo-liberal model of socio-economic development is going to be the demise of our civilization, unless Mr. Trump decapitates the head of this Leviatan. Only the president of the richest country in the world is capable to put a stop to what this country started. Globalization in the neo-liberal version is
It is amazing how different can conclusions be in a reaction to a stimulus. But if we don’t wonder about differences between single people, then in a case of groups of people, especially nations, we feel quite opposite. Differences in perceptions towards experiencing stimulus or drawing conclusions can be shockingly different. On the day of
The West is finished. It is not a downfall, not a sunset either, not even a process. It is simply the end of it. Today we don’t have something like the western states, anymore, based on western values and principles. Donald Trump seems to understand that, and decided to be tough in his own neighborhood
Poland got itself into a security crisis entirely on its own. The RF was simulating a nuclear strike exercise on Warsaw in case. Allies from the West did not react to it in any way to show solidarity and support. Back then things did not look bleak and there was no threat of a war.
The world order is simply based on power, power that is often brutal and ruthless. The history also supports this very fact and not only the history of philosophers who loved peace and talked about the beauty of ancient art and poetry. Quite on the contrary, the art and poetry was being used to describe
Prelude into the genesis of the threat The defense of our state is first and foremost based on the power of our own conventional military forces and only secondly on the guarantees of our NATO allies. In practice it means, that in a case of of an outside(or inside terror) threat, at the beginning stages
The 27th of September 20017 will go down in the history of XEOS as a symbolic day of launching the investment and laying the foundation stone for XEOS aircraft engine service and overhaul centre in Środa Śląska. On that day, XEOS guests of honour include: Carsten Spohr – Chief Executive Officer at Lufthansa AG, Dr.
Due to the present foreign policy of Germany the European Union is playing only a marginal role in world’s affairs these days. Germany assumed the sole leadership of the entire Union ripping all the economic and political gains (kind of like during the times of Bismarck), but with the benefit of saving on protection costs.
Modern technologies and world-class solutions: XEOS, a joint venture of GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik, will build a state- of-the-art aircraft engine service centre. Valued at apx. €250 mln. the investment will boost the economic development of the region and create about 500 jobs. The location of the new investment was announced on Monday,
The European Commission is working on a revision of the EU emissions trading system for the period after 2020. Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and Fertilizers Europe call for a better targeting on those sectors that are most exposed to carbon leakage risk, so they can continue to increase production and jobs in Europe. The
The West has a sense of strange and wholly unjustified superiority over Russia and the Russians. Unfortunately it can also be found among a sizable portion of Poland’s elites which, due to their inability to think independently, are susceptible to propaganda and emotions and infect the society with malevolent stereotypes and hatred. Unfortunately, contemporary Russophobia
The EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) puts thousands of jobs in the steel, chemical, fertilizer, and refining sectors at serious risk. Europe is losing its global competitiveness, when compared to other industrialised countries, as well as emerging powers. That is why Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) has called upon the European Commission to reform the
The European Commission presented, on Tuesday, a proposal of new regulations aiming to strengthen the EU’s energy security. Brussels wants to put more emphasis on the development of energy infrastructure, based on a policy that is co-ordinated at both the EU and regional levels. Experts from Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) argue that it is
In Europe, the two key words of the year were: “Energy Union”. According to Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), Europe has laid foundations for the legal and regulatory system, aimed at harmonising energy networks across borders. At the same time, significant investment efforts were conducted, in order to expand transmission infrastructure and eliminate some of
The energy sector in Central Europe is at the cusp of a significant geopolitical breakthrough. “With new infrastructure that is integrating the region and opening it up for the global sources of energy supplies, we stand the chance of integrating the whole continent, providing it with strategic security and enhancing industry’s competitiveness,” argued Paweł Olechnowicz,
As the US is now at the cusp of becoming a major natural gas exporter, Europe has the opportunity to introduce additional supplies to its market and push down the prices of this strategic resource. Both sides could largely benefit from opening their energy markets and facilitating the transatlantic LNG trade. On November the 4th,