Ekonews: Czech industry must turn green to survive, says expert

Last August, a decision was made that may be one of the most important steps in the fight against climate change this decade. Relatively unnoticed, the United States Congress voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. This is a massive investment package that could fundamentally affect the way Europe and other countries have approached the green transformation to date.

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Český rozhlas Plus: Couriers of the delivery company Wolt protested against the change of the pay system

This is the second time the delivery company's couriers have gone on strike since the beginning of the year. Our researcher Klára Votavová explained the reasons for the strike on Český Rozhlas Plus. The couriers are bothered by the drop in earnings and describe the remuneration system itself as non-transparent. The European Parliament is also concerned with increasing the protection of couriers and so-called platform workers in response to the emergence of a new market segment.

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E15: EU ministers will be discussing the energy crisis. Gas price caps are not expected

An emergency meeting of EU ministers will be held today to discuss the dramatic rise in energy prices. The gas price cap is unlikely to happen, but other proposals are expected to be approved. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented on the situation.

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Deník N: Graduate or crisis manager? What the Czech Republic can (not) influence in the EU Council Presidency

Eighteen years after joining the European Union, the Czech Republic assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the second time. Our Senior Research Fellows Vít Havelka and Kateřina Davidová commented for an article in Deník N on the role of the presidency, which in Havelka's opinion can be divided into two parts, namely legislative and political.

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Hospodářské noviny: Remembering Havel: Government approves slogan and priorities for EU Presidency. What are they for?

Our senior research fellow, Vít Havelka, wrote OUTLOOK: 2022 Czech EU Council Presidency, which is mentioned in the article of Hospodářské noviny on the Czech EU Council Presidency.

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Ekonews: Yes for ban on fuel cars, no for an extension of emission allowance system, European Parliament decides in the first round

The Fit for 55 package is designed to bring the EU to the already agreed target of a 55 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050. Specifically, the Czech Republic must reduce emissions by 14 to 26 percent by 2030 compared to 2005. How will the Czech Republic face this change and manage the transition to electromobility?

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INFO.CZ: The invasion of Ukraine cannot pay off for Vladimir Putin

Calm on the Eastern Front. At least at the moment. Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz has written an article for INFO.CZ in which she monitors the situation around the Ukrainian border with Russia over the past few weeks. US and European Union officials have warned that a Russian invasion could happen at any moment.

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Deník N: Babiš praises one of the best gifts. The Czechia will receive more from the EU, subsidies for Agrofert do not have to be capped

Our Vít Havelka commented for the article in Deník N on the topic of the amount that the Czech Republic can expect from the European budget for the next seven years.

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Blízkému spojenectví navzdory: Polsko-litevské vztahy ve 21. století

Matěj Faltus put his attention on tricky Polish-Lithuanian relationship since the year 1989. In many ways these bilateral relations are quite similar to the relations of Czechs and Slovaks.

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Finding a Visegrad added value in the new Cohesion Policy, 2021-27

Daniel Šitera, as part of the project Think Visegrad, published a policy brief on the V4 cooperation within the new Cohesion Policy.

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