Lidovky.cz: The head of the European Council will arrive in Prague. He wants to discuss the focus of the Czech summit, Zeman is not expected

Our Researcher Vít Havelka commented for Lidovky.cz the Czech Presidency and the Czech summit. In the interview, he answers questions about the summit and plans for the Czech Presidency.

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Euractiv.cz: Half a year until the Czech Presidency. It will be more of a ''maintenance'' Presidency, experts say

Our researcher Zuzana Stuchlíková commented for Euractiv.cz on the upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to her, the French presidency will be more visible, unlike the Czech presidency, which is likely to choose the tactic of a "maintenance presidency".

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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.

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Čro Plus: Priorities of the French Presidency and meeting with the V4

What can the upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union mean for the Czech Republic, especially given that it will be immediately followed by the Czech Presidency? Can it be assumed that France and the V4 countries will converge on energy issues and move away from, for example, Germany, which is striving for nuclear-free and carbon-free energy? Does nuclear energy have the potential to become green energy for the French? How do France and the V4 countries need or not need Nord Stream 2? These and other questions were answered by analyst Kateřina Davidová on Czech Radio.

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SWP: Between change and continuity: European expectations towards Czech and German EU policies after the 2021 elections

For the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Žiga Faktor, Director of our Brussels office, and Zuzana Stuchlíková, Research Associate at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, co-authored an article on the European expectations of the Czech and German governments' European policy.

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Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021

Our researchers Vít Havelka, Kateřina Davidová and Danielle Piatkiewicz wrote a paper titled Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021.

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INVITATION: Electric cars - a trend for the future or devastation for the automotive industry in Europe?

As part of the fight against climate change and its effects, EU countries have committed themselves to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition to several other measures, the European Commission is also proposing that, from 2035, only non-carbon cars be sold in the EU. Electromobility and its impact on the automotive industry will be another topic of Café Evropa debates.

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Radio Z: Hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants detained in Germany near the border with Poland in recent days, they entered the EU via Belarus

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on current events on the Belarus-Polish border. Precisely because of migration, Poland extended the state of emergency on the border with Belarus. The problem will be discussed by the European Parliament.

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Seznam Zprávy: Next prime minister and his unique chance. How to make use of Europe?

Our researcher Vít Havelka participated in a debate focused on the future presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of European Union. The debate answered the questions: what are and what should be its priorities? How does he want to fulfil them? And is it ready to do so?

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Lidovky.cz: Most of the events during the EU presidency will be hosted by Prague, leaving the regions with only unimportant crumbs

The director of our institute, Vladimír Bartovic, spoke in favour of the Lidovky.cz website about the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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