Job offer: Internship at our Brussels Office (Spring/Summer 2022)

EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office is offering internship positions from March to July 2022. See the attached PDF file bellow for more information about the offer.

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168 hours: European Presidency of the Czech Republic

Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM, commented on the new role that the Czech Republic is gaining in the European Union in 2022. The Czech Republic will become the presiding country for the second time in history.

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REPORT: Eastern Partnership Summit 2021 as a new chapter of the EU-EaP relations: Time for diversification?

A team from the Brussels Office has written a report on the Eastern Partnership Summit, which took place on 14 December. The report focuses on relations between the European Union and the Eastern Partnership.

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Policy Brief: New Resources of the EU Budget

Our researcher Vít Havelka, in his article "New Sources of the EU Budget", which was created under the Think Visegrad in Brussels project, writes about the new own resources of the EU budget, which are currently being discussed at the European level. The text specifically discusses why the reform of own resources is necessary and what are the positions of the various EU institutions and member states on these proposals. It concludes with a reflection on the Czech position, including an outlook on how it might evolve depending on the course of the negotiations.

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Balkan Insight: Czechia in 2022: Gathering Forces

The director of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, comments for Balkan Insight on the new government's stance on vaccination and the upcoming presidential elections in 2023. The article focuses on the current political situation in the Czech Republic and the challenges it will face in 2022.

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World Politics Review: Germany’s New Government Could Spell Trouble for the Visegrad Four

The director of our Brussel's office, Žiga Faktor, gave a commentary to World Politics Review on their new article Germany's New Government Could Spell Trouble for the Visegrad Four. The New German Government had been getting positive reviews even before it took office in early December. But not everyone is pleased with the new coalition government, one of which is Viktor Orban.

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Policy Paper: Czech-Russian Escalation as a Case of Deeper EU-Russia Crisis: Time for a United and Credible Action

Pavel Havlíček, an analyst at the AMO Research Centre, has written a policy paper for our Brussels office on the Czech-Russian escalation as a case of a deeper crisis between the EU and Russia. In his article, he also makes recommendations for the European Union. The text was written during a research stay in Brussels, which was facilitated by our Brussels office with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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Czech Radio: 'We will play the role of an arbitrator in the EU Presidency Council' The Czech Republic will hold the second presidency of the European Union

Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM, spoke with Czech Radio about the new role that the Czech Republic is gaining in the European Union in 2022. Czechia is holding this post for the second time in history, as well as in the first case it is in a trio with Sweden and France.

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REPORT: New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Breaking the Deadlock

On 22nd of October 2021, Think Visegrad platform, Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Wilfried Martens Centre for European studies organised an expert round table titled New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Breaking the Deadlock. The event was held under the Chatham House Rules, with the participation of experts from the think-tank community as well as diplomats, representatives of the European Commission and UNHCR.

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REPORT: Stocktaking and Evaluating EU defence cooperation – expectations and the role of the V4

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, wrote a report on the panel discussion that took place in a hybrid form in Brussels. During the panel, speakers discussed the latest developments in the NATO Strategic Concept and European defence autonomy debate. In addition, they focused on how Central and Eastern Europe, in particular countries of the Visegrad group, affect the process.

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