The Czech Presidency will be a voyage in rough waters

Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka provided an analysis of the future progress of the Czech EU Presidency, which the Czech Republic will take over from France. The Czechs will have the opportunity to show that they are good negotiators who can bring the EU together. According to Havelka, we have the skills to do so and the benchmarks for success are already clear.

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Seznam Zprávy: Czechs are happy to be in the EU, but for the young Czechs Chexit is unthinkable

Our research fellow Vít Havelka commented for Seznam Zprávy. In the article, Vít Havelka mentions the future Czech EU Presidency and the possibility of Ukraine becoming a member of the European Union. The article also includes the results of a survey conducted by the platform Výzkumník Seznam.

Show more The Brexit deal is in danger of collapse. The dispute between Brussels and London can be settled by the Czechs

Martin Vokálek, executive director of the Europeum Institute for European Policy, commented for E15 on the tense situation between the European Union and the UK in the area of economy and trade. In particular, the problematic region of Northern Ireland and compliance with the so-called Good Friday Agreement. The emergence of new tariff barriers between Britain and the European bloc is thus clearly a real threat.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa: 18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our EU membership matured?

We would like to invite you to another debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our membership in the European Union grown?". This time the debate will take place in person during Europe Day on Střelecký ostrov in Prague, and will also be streamed on our Facebook page. What are the biggest benefits of the Czech Republic's EU membership? How has the Czech Republic changed since joining the EU and how do you assess its performance in the EU so far? And can the Czech presidency make a major contribution to improving the Czechs' understanding of how the EU works?

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INVITATION: Presentation of surveys - Attitude of Czechs towards the pandemic, climate measures and the European Union

We would like to invite you to a presentation of surveys on Czechs' attitudes towards the European Union, green policy, pandemic measures and other divisive issues. The event will take place on our Facebook page on Tuesday 21 December at 14:00.

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UPDATE: Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy, in which he discusses the Green Deal and brings readers up to date on the latest findings and issues that could arise in the future.

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Policy Paper: Green Transformation: reconfiguration of consumption in Norway and the Czech Republic in a more sustainable direction

Our research fellow Vít Havelka together with Torval Tangeland, Petr Soukup, Nikola Hořejš, and Pål Strandbakken wrote a Policy Paper as a part of the project Green Transformation: Sustainable Consumption and European Single Market policies supported by the Norway Grants in the Czech Republic. In this paper, he compares and identifies knowledge gaps between Czech and Norwegian consumers. He gives an overview of the present situation in both countries, including possible research gaps and describes the unique national contexts and experiences.

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INVITATION: "Norway and the Czech Republic – Challenges on the Way to Sustainability and Decarbonization"

We would like to invite you to the debate called "Norway and the Czech Republic – Challenges on the Way to Sustainability and Decarbonization" The debate will take place online on Thursday 11 November at 18:00.

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Policy Paper: Topics: Czech 2022 Presidency to the Council of the EU

In his policy paper, our research fellow Vít Havelka provides an overview of the current stage of preparations for the Czech Presidency and specifically elaborates on what topics the Czech Republic could choose as its priorities. Methodologically, the paper is divided into three separate parts, corresponding to three different levels of the program structure: political priorities, triadic priorities, and public service priorities.

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České zájmy v EU: Czechs do not see the threat of rising prices in European climate policy. They fear the impact on industry

The survey, which we prepared in cooperation with the STEM Institute, shows that people in the Czech Republic feel threatened by climate change. Three years ago, 44% of citizens considered climate change to be a great danger, compared to 59% in 2020. Our Research Fellow Vít Havelka commented on the survey.

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