RTVS | The European Union approves aid to Ukraine of 5 billion euros and creates a special fund

The countries of the European Union have approved aid in the form of an increase of the European Peace Facility (EPF) by five billion euros. The decision to create a special fund to help Ukraine represents an important step towards strengthening support for the country against Russian aggression. Žiga Faktor, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute and head of the Brussels office, commented on the creation of the fund and its possible results for Slovakian RTVS.

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TN.cz | European Commission to allocate hundreds of milions of euro to support ammunition production of EU manufacturers

Military industry in Europe is not able to cover the needs related to the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. The situation of the long-neglected EU weapons industry is now being addressed by the European Commission with financial support of 500 milion of euro. But is the decision on financial support coming too late? And how long before the industry can be renewed? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the situation for TN.cz.

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TV Nova | Emmanuel Macron's turnaround: taking a swipe at the Kremlin and not ruling out the deployment of troops in Ukraine

Is Emmanuel Macron becoming a watchdog in relation to Russia? Will his statements be backed up by his actions? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for TV Nova on the evolution of positions towards Ukraine from president Emmanuel Macron.

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ČRo | New sanctions package includes entities outside of Russia

The new thirteenth package of sanctions against Russia was approved today by representatives of the EU. The sanction list has been expanded by another 200 individuals, companies, and institutions. These include entities outside of Russia that are involved in bypassing measures preventing the purchase of military technologies by Moscow. An expert commentary for the Radiožurnál program was provided by EUROPEUM's deputy director Viktor Daněk.

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E15 | The dispute over money for Ukraine is coming to a head. The security of the whole continent is at stake, warns an expert

The presidents and heads of government of the European Union countries will try to secure additional financial and military aid to Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros (about 1.2 trillion crowns) at their extraordinary meeting starting on Thursday in Brussels. This has been blocked by Hungary since last December. Vít Havelka, a senior research fellow, answers why this summit could be a turning point.

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Policy Paper | The Strategic Culture of the European Union in the Sahel EU-initiatives in Niger

The Sahel faces interconnected challenges like poverty, food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, and climate change. Recent military coups indicate ongoing political instability. Europe, concerned for over a decade, recognizes potential threats to its security, leading the European Union to actively address the region's issues through a comprehensive approach. Writes Hanga Horváth-Sántha, Research Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA).

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Report | EU-Pacific Talks: Taiwan and security dimension – lessons learned, Indo-Pacific containment

During the first debate of the third edition of the EU-Pacific Talks, organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, participants engaged in a lively debate covering various aspects of Taiwan's status. They discussed the economic, military and value drivers behind Taiwan's importance, addressing concerns about China's approach and lessons from other global conflicts such as the war in Ukraine. Read what our guests debated in this report by Adam Horry.

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Report | EU-Pacific Talks: Taiwan and security dimension – lessons learned, Indo-Pacific containment

Během první debaty třetího ročníku EU-Pacific Talks, kterou pořádá Institut pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM, se účastníci zapojili do živé debaty zahrnující různé aspekty postavení Tchaj-wanu. Diskutovali o ekonomických, vojenských a hodnotových důvodech, které stojí za významem Tchaj-wanu, přičemž se zabývali obavami z přístupu Číny a poučeními z jiných globálních konfliktů, jako je válka na Ukrajině. Přečtěte si o čem naši hosté debatovali v reportu, který napsal Adam Horry.

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ČRo Plus I Czech president named one of the most influential European personalities of the year by Politico

The Brussels daily Politico named Petr Pavel one of the most important European political figures of the year. Our senior researcher Vít Havelka commented on the reasons for this designation.

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BLOG | Injecting the objectives of the European Green Deal into the EU’s Arctic strategy

As noted in previous posts, the Arctic has received considerable attention in the past decade due to climate change, economic opportunities, and the growing military presence in the region. As a result of this trend, shifts in Arctic security dynamics are occurring. What is the future role of the EU in this changing geopolitical environment? Zsanett Gréta Papp asks this question in her blog.

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