ČRo Plus: By how much would it be necessary to increase the budget for the Czech Presidency of the European Union in order to be sufficient?

Our research fellow Vít Havelka talked about the issues of the Czech Presidency of European union in the Czech Radio Plus broadcast. The presidency is facing the problem of a small budget and the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

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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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POLICY BRIEF: A 10-billion deal: The European Innovation Council to finance and accelerate breakthrough technologies across Europe

In the final part of the EUROPEUM series on the Innovation pillar of Horizon Europe, our Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková focuses on the European Innovation Council (EIC), officially launched in March 2021.

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INVITATION: EU ± // National Recovery Plan

We invite you to the EU debate ± on the National Recovery Plan presented by the Czech government in April this year. The debate is organized with the support of Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS - Teaching and debating EU small states' security at FSV UK and co-financed by the European Union's Europe for Citizens program.

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The Transatlantic To-Do List: Biden's Progress Report

Last October, the third annual Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF) took place virtually. The Forum not only brought together a wide range of experts but provided inputs and interesting takeaways, including recommendations and a Transatlantic To-Do List, which outlined action points on how the US and the EU should approach the given challenges ranging from increased multilateral collaboration to further development of economic and security engagement. A little over 6 months into his administration, our EUROPEUM experts Danielle Piatkiewicz and Miroslava Pisklová have updated their Transatlantic To-Do List and their 100 day’s progress report to reflect on where Biden’s foreign policy stands now over a half a year into the new US administration.

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Regional impact of the Visegrad 4’s policies – Entrenchment or Fragmentation?

In his latest contribution, Márk Szabó deals with the issue of relations of the Visegrad Group, especially its internal coherence, but also the relationship with the EU.

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INVITATION: A Fair, Green and Digital Recovery of the EU: Czech and Portuguese Perspectives

We would like to invite you to an online conference " A Fair, Green and Digital Recovery of the EU: Czech and Portuguese Perspectives" organized by the Embassy of Portugal in Prague in cooperation with the EUROPEUM Institute, Institute of International Relations, European Investment Bank, and the European Commission in the Czech Republic. The conference will take place on February 16 at 13-17:30 PM and will be live-streamed online on our Facebook page.

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EU defence spending amid pandemic: budget cuts in challenging times

In his blog post, Vojtěch Freitag deals with the budget cuts in EU defence due to the pandemic crisis.

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Info.cz: The Czechia resigns on influence in the EU. It stands without interest at the end of the line, waiting for what others prepared

Last year showed that the Czech Republic is able to effectively promote its interests at the European level, provided that it clearly defines its goals. However, it continues to resign itself to influencing major pan-European debates and focus only on partial national goals. At the same time, it has achieved different results depending on the type of European policy involved. Article is written for Info.cz by our researcher Vít Havelka.

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Debates from the EU± series

The EU± project - a platform for discussions on topics related to current EU issues in the eyes of the young generation – takes place since the beginning of 2018. In the next year, we continue with debates on topics such as Euroscepticism, Brexit, V4, Erasmus +, work abroad, the situation in the Western Balkans, migration, cybersecurity, the Czech Republic within the EU or fake news and misinformation.

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