VÚPSV: Green deal for Europe or green imperative?

Our researcher Michal Hrubý provided a commentary to the Reseach institute for labour and socisl affairs (VÚPSV) on the Green Deal. He outlined the important foundations on which the agreement is based and noted how deepening knowledge will have a positive impact on society as well as on the fight against climate change.

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Policy Brief: The future of natural gas in the EU

A Policy Brief on the future of natural gas in the European Union was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the brief, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, focuses on the current market crisis, which has raised questions about the role of gas in the decarbonisation process, as well as the cost and security of supply, and highlights the need for a common gas strategy that is in line with the objectives of the Green Deal, but also responds to short-term challenges.

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Deník N: The Green Deal is more important than ever, says the Decarbonising Automotive Transport conference

Our researcher Michal Hrubý attended the conference on Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport where he took part in the debate. We are on the threshold of a decision about the future of Czech car transport. Demand for electromobility is growing exponentially globally, as is the development of battery technology. In the future, these could become value-added products that will kick-start our economy and return the Czech Republic to a leading position in the investment environment. According to representatives of the European Parliament, the state administration, the automotive industry and independent experts on electromobility, it is now important for the Czech Republic to leave the scepticism of change behind and start educating and preparing for the decarbonisation of automotive transport. Not only for the environmental impact, but especially for the future competitiveness of the sector. This was stated in a debate at the Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport conference organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy on Tuesday 1 March.

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DENÍK N: Green Deal je důležitější než kdy předtím, zaznělo na konferenci Dekarbonizace automobilové dopravy

Náš výzkumný pracovník Michal Hrubý se zúčastnil konference o Dekarbonizaci automobilové dopravy. Stojíme na prahu rozhodnutí o budoucnosti české automobilové dopravy. Poptávka po elektromobilitě globálně skokově narůstá, podobně jako rozvoj technologií pro výrobu a využití baterií. Ty by se mohly v budoucnu stát produkty s přidanou hodnotou, které nastartují naši ekonomiku a vrátí Česko do čelných pozic v investičním prostředí. Podle zástupců Evropského parlamentu, státní správy, automobilového průmyslu a nezávislých expertů na elektromobilitu je nyní pro Českou republiku důležité opustit skepsi ze změn a začít se vzdělávat a připravovat na dekarbonizaci automobilové dopravy. Ať už kvůli vlivům na životní prostředí, ale zejména pro budoucí konkurenceschopnost odvětví. Uvedli to v debatě konference Dekarbonizace automobilové dopravy, kterou pořádal Institut pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM v úterý 1. března.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?". The debate will take place on 15 February at 17:30. Do Czech citizens have sufficient awareness of the Green Deal and the "Fit for 55" package and how should public institutions and the media communicate these topics to the public in an understandable way? Are climate change mitigation issues at all important to the Czech public? What misinformation is circulating about the EU and climate change on Czech misinformation websites and social networks? Where is the misinformation coming from in the Czech online environment? How to identify and combat them?

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Policy Paper: Czechia’s Policies within the EU in the Context of the Upcoming Presidency to the EU Council

Łukasz Ogrodnik's publication entitled "The Czechia's EU Policy in the Context of the Upcoming European Council Presidency" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It describes priorities of the upcoming Presidency in relation to the Czech European policy, and most probable challenges.

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ČRo Plus: Evropské unii předsedá Francie. Chce reformovat Schengen a pohnout s azylovou reformou

Mezi priority francouzského předsednictví patří ekonomická obnova unie po pandemii, klimatická agenda, evropská obrana, vztahy s africkými zeměmi nebo západním Balkánem. K tématu se vyjádřil také náš výzkumný pracovník Vít Havelka.

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UPDATE: Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy, in which he discusses the Green Deal and brings readers up to date on the latest findings and issues that could arise in the future.

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UPDATE: České vnímání politiky EU v oblasti klimatu

Náš výzkumný pracovník Vít Havelka napsal UPDATE s názvem České vnímání politiky EU v oblasti klimatu, ve které se zabývá Zelenou dohodou a seznamuje čtenáře s nejnovějšími poznatky a problémy, které by mohly v budoucnu nastat.

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e15.cz: What Merkel's successors are planning: wage increase, digitalization and continuation of Nord Stream 2

What will the new government do for the environment? And how are German-Russian relations likely to develop? Our research associate Tereza Novotná and the institute's director Zdeněk Beránek contributed to this article on what the future German coalition is up to.

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