European Council Summary (17–21 July 2020)

Vít Havelka prepared a summary of the European Council meeting for the Czech Interests in the EU project, the topic of which was the EU budget for the period 2021 27 (multiannual financial framework) and the EU Next Generation Recovery Fund.

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Index of Czech Interests in the EU: The discussed European aid will be beneficial for the Czech economy

Within the project called Czech Interests in the EU, experts and researchers examine whether and how the interests of the Czech Republic are being carried through in European institutions. The result of the survey is the regularly published Index of Czech Interests. The topic of the first one is the response to the economic recession following the Special European Council.

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Why the US protests matter

In his latest blog, Márk Szabó explains the importance of United States protests against racism for Europe.

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TA3: Director of EUROPEUM V. Bartovic on the EU Leaders' Summit

Even though the leaders of the states of the European Union have already been discussing the issues of the EU budget and the recovery fund many times, the final form of the agreement is still unclear. The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Vladimír Bartovic, presented possible pitfalls and obstacles within the negotiations for the Slovak television station TA3.

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Pravda.sk: Brussels meets Matovič

The Special European Council was the first major foreign policy test for Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovič. Vladimír Bartovic, director of our Institute, commented on the topic of challenges and expectations in this regard for the Slovak news portal Pravda.sk.

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Aktuálně.cz: 180 degree rotation. Merkel is building her legacy, calling for generosity instead of cuts

The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy Vladimír Bartovic commented for the news server Aktuálně.cz on the topic of the approach of German Chancellor Angela Merkel towards EU's economic strategy.

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REPORT: Prague Climate Talks: Just Transition Fund: a chance for Czech coal regions?

On 16th June 2020 we organized this year's second online debate from the Climate Talks cycle. The topic was the Just Transition Fund.

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Think Visegrad Fellowship offer: Call for proposals 2020

The Think Visegrad platform, which brings together think tanks from the Visegrad countries, including the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, is offering 8 visiting fellowships to non-Visegrad expert fellows for the period Autumn/Winter of 2020. The duration of fellowships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agreement with the hosting institute).

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Pozvánka: Café Evropa online: The EU and the LGBTI theme - what are the European institutions doing in regards of the rights and protection of sexual minorities

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy cordially invites you to another debate in the Café Evropa series. The discussion about "the EU and the LGBTI theme - what are the European institutions doing in regards of the rights and protection of sexual minorities?" will take place on Monday, August 3rd from 17:00 online on Café Evropa's Facebook page.

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The Polls are in – unpacking the Polish Presidential elections

Danielle Piatkiewicz analyzes in her latest blog, the outcome of the recent Polish Presidential elections and its potential regional and global impact.

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