iDNES.cz: Germans want to cap energy even for big companies, it may harm Czech firms

The German government plans to finance so-called price brakes, which are similar to the Czech price caps for consumers. The fundamental difference of the price brake in Germany is that it will also apply to large industrial enterprises. Our researcher Michal Hrubý commented on the situation.

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INVITATION | New Challenges in the Implementation of the EU Climate Goals | Czech EUKI Community Conference

We would like to invite you to a Czech EUKI Community Conference. The public panel discussion of the conference will take place on 9th November 2022, 13:00 - 14:15 at the House of the European Union, Jungmannova 745/24, 110 00 Nové Město, Prague, Czechia.

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INVITATION: EU± // Germany's position on the Russian war in Ukraine

We would like to invite you to the next debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic "Germany's position on the Russian war in Ukraine". How does German aid to Ukraine compare to other allies? What is the content of the German Zeitenwende? How will the change in Germany's approach to foreign policy translate into European foreign and security policy? Can Germany be expected to lead on security issues as it does in economy?

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CRo Plus: Mission of Reconciliation. Why are relations between France and Germany strained?

The originally scheduled regular meeting between the governments of France and Germany was eventually postponed. Could this be a signal of some major differences in relations between the countries? What are the causes of the contradictions? Are they more personal or political? What impact could it have if Paris and Berlin fail to agree on their position on China? Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka commented on the situation between the countries in the programme Odpolední Plus for Czech Radio Plus.

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INVITATION: Decarbonisation as a cure for energy poverty: What next for the Social Climate Fund

We would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion on "Decarbonisation as a cure for energy poverty: What next for the Social Climate Fund" on 25th October 2022, 13:30 - 15:00, online on Zoom. The event is organised by the Centre for Transport and Energy and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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BLOG: A failed foreign policy? Germany's reliance on Russian energy.

Jakub Ferenčík has written a blog on German dependence on Russian gas. In his post he discusses how the German government's initially positive intention to tie Russia to Europe through economic intergation for political stability has backfired and resulted in the opposite. It mentions the role of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who contributed significantly to Germany's dependence on Russian supplies, and the circumstances surrounding the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The second part analyses the legacy of former Chancellor Merkel and her failure to perceive Russian expansionist tendencies.

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ČRo Radiožurnál: Who is to blame for expensive energy? Germany's influence is being demonised, says analyst

At an emergency meeting of EU ministers called by the Czech Republic, ministers came up with proposals on how to tackle rising energy prices in the EU. The meeting was an important demonstration of European unity, says our senior research fellow Kateřina Davidová. At the same time, Davidová points to the overestimated and often demonised impact of Germany's nuclear exit on the energy situation.

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E15: Germany continues to look for a way out of the energy crisis, confirms Scholz's visit to Prague

Tereza Novotná, an associate research fellow at our Institute, has provided a commentary for the E15 portal. In the article, she discusses the visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Prague and the energy crisis that threatens the EU. According to Novotná, responsibility also lies with other countries, including the Czech Republic, which also failed to develop other energy sources in time.

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E15 | The Germans are preparing for a harsh winter. But the core will only be at the mercy of a temporary

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented for the news server E15.cz on the German government's preparations for energy shortages during the coming winter. He also comments on Germany's temporary return to nuclear power.

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RTVS: Some EU countries are returning to coal energy

The return of coal as a source of electricity production is a direct consequence of the Russian aggression in Ukraine. The resumption of coal-fired power stations in Europe means an increase in harmful emissions, jeopardizing the EU's climate targets. EUROPEUM Institute researcher Kateřina Davidová spoke in detail about the energy crisis in Europe, the measures that Brussels is taking to prevent countries from turning to sources of electricity such as coal, and the compensatory measures taken by member states.

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