INTELLINEWS: VISEGRAD BLOG: Zeman tries to show he is still in charge of Czech foreign policy

Our Director Zdeněk Beránek has contributed to a piece by Robert Anderson for Intellinews. He tackles Zeman´s stand on the Visegrad Four partnership and his obstruction to shift the foreign policy of the Czech republic towards a focus on human rights.

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Five parties agree on new pro-European government: Orbán has lost its close ally

The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Zdeněk Beránek, commented for the Danish newspaper Politiken on the topic of Orbán's ally loss - Andrej Babiš. He commented on the changes that come with the departure of Babiš and his replacement by Petr Fiala as prime minister. He mentions the rhetoric and style, the stance on the European Union's climate packages and the identification and solution of the Czech Republic's problems.

Show more Analysis: Less anti-EU rhetoric and distance from Orbán. The substance of foreign policy remains

Zdeněk Beranek, Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for the news portal E15 on the future direction of Czech foreign policy towards the European Union. Beránek does not expect a significant change in attitude towards the EU and expects the anti-Brussels rhetoric to cease with the new government. On the other hand, relations with problematic EU members such as Poland and Hungary will weaken.

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Aktuálně.cz: How will the future government approach the V4? Petr Fiala will be under pressure from several sides

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Aktuálně.cz on the future attitude of the newly formed coalition towards the Visegrad Four.

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iRozhlas: The new government means the end of the leaning towards Orbán, but not a radical change. The EU presidency will be crucial

In an article for iRozhlas, our researcher Vít Havelka contributed an analysis of European politics in the context of the new government, the Visegrad Group and the upcoming EU presidency. In his opinion, there will be a radical change in the rhetoric and the way of negotiation on the European stage, but we cannot expect big differences in the Czech vote.

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EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

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Respekt: An agreement on the European budget is in the pipeline. The EU gave in to Orbán

Christian Kvorning Lassen, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy commented on Brussels' promises to delay a possible stop for subsidies for Hungary and Poland due to the rule of law for Respekt.

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Hospodářské noviny: Babiš sticks with Orbán. V4 does not agree on the distribution of European trillions, the solution will be sought in Lednice

Vít Havelka commented for Hospodářské noviny on the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group countries due to the rescue package of the European Union.

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EU MONITOR: Backsliding of democracy in Slovenia under right-wing populist Janez Janša

In his latest EU Monitor, Žiga Faktor examines the backsliding of democracy in Slovenia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The question of Hungary’s usage of the migration topic in policymaking

Our Mark Szabo explores, in his latest blog, the question of Hungary’s usage of the migration topic in policymaking.

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