Invitation | The European Union, the geopolitics of enlargement and the European Political Community

We would like to invite you to a debate entitled "The European Union, the Geopolitics of Enlargement and the European Political Community ", which will take place on Monday 12 June at the French Institute in Prague at 17:30.

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INVITATION | Café Evropa online: Turkey after the elections - what direction will Turkey take?

We cordially invite you to the next debate in the Café Evropa online series, this time on the topic "Turkey after the elections - what direction will Turkey take?". The debate will take place on Wednesday 7 June.

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RTVS: The future of the EU in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The head of the Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the possible future of the European Union in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Discussing Ukraine in V4 mainstream media: The future vis-à-vis European integration

The project assesses the production, distribution and consumption of news on Ukraine’s future vis-a-vis European integration by the V4 mainstream media. The aim is to designate both dominant and marginalized narratives, while also analyzing their impact via focus groups. The findings will be presented to stakeholders in order to improve reporting and increase the audiences’ access to information.

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National Convention on the EU | Recommendations: Energy market review

Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka elaborated recommendations resulting from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 31 March 2023 on the topic "Energy Market Review". Among the recommendations made for the Czech Republic are, for example, to define its energy concept well in the light of the regional context and European energy policy. Another recommendation is that the Czech Republic should continue to incentivise energy savings as a key part of its preparedness for next winter, in line with the extension of the Regulation on coordinated measures to reduce gas demand.

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POLICY PAPER | Ukraine's Integration with the EU in the context of the war

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the effective information policy of the Kiev authorities have opened up an opportunity for Ukraine in the form of broad European public support for the idea of Ukraine joining the EU, writes Krzysztof Nieczypor in his policy paper.

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National Convention on the EU | Background paper: review of the European energy market

Vít Havelka, Rebeka Hengalová, and Katarína Svitková prepared a background paper for the National Convention on the EU Round Table on the Review of the European Energy Market. How can the EC proposal for the revision of the European electricity market be assessed from the Czech Republic's perspective? How can the revision of the internal gas market rules be assessed in the context of the energy crisis? How should the EU prepare for the coming winter?

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INVITATION | Café Evropa online: European commemoration of the Shoah and the fight against Anti-Semitism

We would like to invite you to the next debate in the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic of "European Commemoration of the Shoah Victims and the Fight against Anti-Semitism". The debate will take place on Thursday 23 March at 16:00 online on our Facebook page.

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Disinformation and foreign interference have been concerns in global politics for centuries, but social media algorithms have made the current threat more dire as they amplify content based on human frailties such as our obsession with negativity and outrage. Russian interference in the 2016 US federal election and other elections and referenda in at least twenty countries between November 2016 and April 2019, including the Brexit referendum, the French and German elections, and the Ukrainian power grid cyber-attacks, have highlighted the potential for foreign governments to alter the results of an election or undermine democracies using social media and other means. Writes Jakub Ferenčík in his last EU MONITOR.

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Policy Paper | EU Regulation of Workplace Algorithms in the Czech Republic: Climbing up the Innovation Ladder at the Expense of Workers?

Our researcher Klára Votavová has written a policy paper in which she discusses the new dilemmas concerning the balance of competitiveness and decent work standards in the Czech Republic, which are emerging with advancing digitalization and automation.

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