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.

Show more

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.

Show more

Policy Paper: Time to Redefine the Terms and Conditions of the Transatlantic Relationship? – 2021 Transatlantic Policy Forum in Review

On November 18-19, 2021, the fourth edition of the Transatlantic Policy Forum took place. It was hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Republican Institute (IRI), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of this Policy Paper is to provide a summary and analysis of the discussions that took place, while respecting the Chatham House rule and thus preserving the anonymity of the participants. This analysis aims to highlight and elaborate on the main findings of the participants.

Show more PDF

ČRo Plus: France holds the EU presidency. Czech Republic wants to reform Schengen and move forward with asylum reform

The priorities of the French Presidency include the economic recovery of the Union after the pandemic, the climate agenda, European defence, relations with African countries and the Western Balkans. Our research fellow Vít Havelka also commented on the topic.

Show more

Transatlantic Policy Formu 2021 - overview

Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF) is a closed-door summit for decision-makers and opinion-formers co-organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy with partners. TAPF has been held in Prague every Autumn since 2018 under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Show more

EU-Pacific Talks: Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European

We would like to invite you to the fourth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European" The debate will take place online on the 11th of January and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

Show more

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.

Show more PDF

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.

Show more

The new year brought a change in the EUROPEUM team

With the end of 2021, Zdeněk Beránek has left the director's chair and will now be working in the team of Markéta Pekarová-Adamová, the President of the Chamber of Deputies. His agenda at the Institute will be taken over by Executive Director Martin Vokálek, Deputy Director Christian Kvorning Lassen and the rest of the team.

Show more

UPDATE: Czech perception of the EU’s COVID-19 response

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech perception of the EU’s COVID-19 response, in which he develops last year’s preliminary findings with regard to how the Czech society perceived the EU’s reaction to COVID-19 pandemic.

Show more PDF