Michał Bernard Pietrzak, Justyna Łapińska
In the world’s economy the last two decades have been a period of development of regional integration groups. A number of new groups came into being and the already existing ones followed the path of deepening the integration process.
Ľudmila Bartóková, Júlia Ďurčová
The recent economic crisis and the events that followed, namely the debt crisis, pointed to a number of issues of European Economic and monetary union (EMU), such as particularly persistent asymmetries and differences in development. Due to the high interconnectedness of member countries’ economies, it is no longer possible to perceive the problems of one country as isolated, since the negative effects are spread throughout the EMU.
Sorin Adrian Achim
In the present globalized world, investments play a key role. But the international fi nancial crisis
has affected both the course of these fl ows and their intensity. Investors have reconsidered their
positions and strategies on the market. There are more options for investors to place their money and to develop. Out of these options, an important part of the investment fl ows happens through mergers and acquisitions.
John R. Anchor, Tereza Lacinová
Wine is a complex beverage which varies in taste, in categories and in quality measures. These factors may infl uence consumers’ preferences. The most important factor is probably taste, although consumers usually cannot taste wine before a purchase and so other factors are important in the decision making process.
Pavel Roubínek, Petr Kladivo, Marián Halás, Jaroslav Koutský, Zdeněk Opravil
There was a signifi cant reduction in the number of municipalities in the Czech Republic in the era of socialism. This was a consequence of the application of the central system of settlement, which was based on Christaller’s theory of central places. In connection with the changes after 1989, there was a disintegration of such integrated communities and the situation has since stabilized.