EU MONITOR: Recharging the Czech EU Presidency

Czechia will enter its second round of the EU Presidency on the 1st of July. Despite the ongoing major shift toward e-mobility across the EU, no strong commitments are coming from the Czech government. The widely accepted milestone of 2035 for phasing-out the sales of new non-zero-emission cars is still perceived by many local policy-makers as unrealistic. Michal Hrubý, a research fellow at the Institute for European Policy, writes in his EU Monitor.

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EU MONITOR: Recharging the Czech EU Presidency

Česko vstoupí 1. července do druhého kola předsednictví EU. Navzdory probíhajícímu významnému posunu směrem k e-mobilitě v celé EU nepřicházejí ze strany české vlády žádné silné závazky. Všeobecně přijímaný milník pro postupné ukončení prodeje nových automobilů s nenulovými emisemi do roku 2035 je mnoha místními politiky stále vnímán jako nereálný. Píše Michal Hrubý, výzkumný pracovník Insititutu pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM ve svém EU Monitoru.

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Work in Progress: The Migration Pact between French and Czech presidencies

Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Think Visegrad platform cordially invite you to an expert roundtable discussion titled: Work in Progress: The Migration Pact between French and Czech presidencies.The discussion will take place on Tuesday 12th July from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Orange Room of the Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8, 1000 Brussels

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Info.cz: EU enlargement: The stalemate could be unblocked by a solution that is beginning to emerge across Europe

Our senior researcher Jana Juzová wrote an article for server Info.cz about the Brussels summit of EU leaders. In her commentary, she discusses in more detail what topics were on the agenda and whether the question of future EU enlargement was answered.

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National Convention on the EU: RECOMMENDATION: Conclusions and implementation of the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Summaries and recommendations arising from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 3 June 2022. Here is a summary of the main points discussed at the Convention. The recommendations have been prepared by the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor.

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OUTLOOK: 2022 Czech presidency of the Council of the EU

Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka has written an OUTLOOK entitled "2022 Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU", where he analyses the future course of the Czech Presidency and the biggest challenges. In his paper, he focuses on two levels of the Presidency's work, namely the political and legislative agenda.

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INVITATION: A more sovereign European Union in the new geopolitical age? A first assessment after the French Presidency of the Council

We would like to invite you to a conference titled "A more sovereign European Union in the new geopolitical age? A first assessment after the French Presidency of the Council" on Tuesday 28 June at 11:00 CET online via ZOOM. The conference will be held in English. The event is organized by the Europeum Institute for European Policy, Austro-French Center, the Institut Montaigne, GLOBSEC, the French Embassy to Austria and the Austrian Society for European Politics.

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iDNES.cz: The Czech Presidency will be a voyage in rough waters

Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka provided an analysis of the future progress of the Czech EU Presidency, which the Czech Republic will take over from France. The Czechs will have the opportunity to show that they are good negotiators who can bring the EU together. According to Havelka, we have the skills to do so and the benchmarks for success are already clear.

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Hospodářské noviny: No, Brussels has not banned any cars. But the Czech government still needs to finally say a clear yes to electromobility

New cars sold in the EU after 2035 are to have zero tailpipe emissions. It is the electric cars only that meet the zero-emission criterion. The shift to electric vehicles will be what will help the Czech Republic maintain a stable position in the automotive value chain in the long term. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý wrote an article for Hospodářské noviny about the future of electromobility and the automotive industry in the Czech Republic.

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Czech interests in the EU: MEPs support a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. What would the expected arrival of electric cars mean for the Czech Rep

The European Parliament votes to gradually tighten CO2 emissions for cars and trucks. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý gave an interview for the Czech Interests in the EU portal about the future of the car industry in the Czech Republic. How do Czech citizens feel about electric and hydrogen cars?

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