DELO: A social democrat according to Orbán and Putin's wishes

What could Robert Fico's return to the head of Slovakian government mean for the European Union? Žiga Faktor, director of our office in Brussels, commented on the topic on Saturday for the Slovenian newspaper DELO.

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RevivEU project, carried out by four leading institutions in the V4 countries, looks at the needs, concerns and fears of the V4 citizens in four various EU-related topics. It does so through both quantitative and qualitative research of citizens´ attitudes towards climate change, migration, covid-19 and the rule of law. It also analyses the governmental policies in these four main areas and how the communication of these policies is framed in the public discourse.

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ČRo Plus: Why is the interest in European issues low in the Czech Republic?

Next year, citizens in all EU countries will vote for a new Parliament. In the Czech Republic, turnout in European elections is usually low. Our Executive Director Martin Vokálek spoke to ČRo Plus about the Czech approach to the European Parliament elections and the key electoral topics.

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Deník N: Turning East, breaking off cooperation. How Slovakia's elections could change the direction of the country

Kristína Chlebáková, our project manager, commented in an article for Deník N on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Slovakia. The elections will take place at the end of September and may change the foreign policy orientation of Slovakia. Some political parties, including the biggest favourite, former Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer - Social Democracy party, are campaigning on refusing aid to Ukraine, being friendly to Russia and attacking the EU and the US.

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Report | Café Evropa: Turkey after the elections, what direction it will take

On Wednesday, June 7, a debate took place as part of the Café Evropa cycle, on the topic: "Turkey after the elections, which direction will it go?". The invitation to the debate was accepted by Lucia Najšlová, political scientist and author of the book Turkey and the EU: The Politics of Belonging, as well as by Deník N journalist Dominika Píhová and Břetislav Tureček, head of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Metropolitan University in Prague. The debate was moderated by Žiga Faktor, the head of the Brussels office of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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RTVS: The position of the far right in the EU

Klára Votavová, our research fellow, was interviewed by Slovak RTVS about the future of the European Union and Germany.

Show more "Being prime minister is still more than being a heavyweight in Brussels." Boss von der Leyen is falling apart Commission

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, spoke to about the departure of Dutchman Frans Timmermans from the European Commission. The influential vice-president of the European Commission was lured by the prospect of the prime minister's chair in the Netherlands, and his boss, Ursula von der Leyen, has to manage without him. But her difficulties do not end there, a year before the European elections.

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INVITATION | EU±// Election season in Central Europe - what lies ahead for our region?

We would like to invite you to the next debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic "Election season in Central Europe - what lies ahead for our region?". The debate will take place online on 19 June at 18:00.

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Radiožurnál: Hungary without the Presidency? A slap in the face for Orbán and a sign of EU frustration with his policies, says expert

In the Bruselské chlebíčky podcast, the head of the Brussels office of the EUROPEUM think-tank comments on the situation with the upcoming European Presidency. The incoming Spanish presidency is currently open-ended, due to the upcoming Spanish elections, and the Hungarian presidency next year is one that MEPs would prefer to abolish altogether.

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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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