iRozhlas.cz | Fossil fuel boilers are not banned by the European Union

The information about an EU-wide ban on gas and coal boilers, that has been recently circulating on social media, is not true. The aim of the new European directive is not to ban them, but to promote the phasing out of these boilers in line with the 2050 carbon neutrality targets. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, described the nature of the directive to the iROZHLAS.cz project Ověřovna.

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INVITATION | Urban Talk: Female Empowerment

We would like to invite you to a debate on "Female Empowerment" that is organized as a part of the Prague European Summit. The debate will take place on Monday, 13th of November 2023, from 16:00 in Karolinum.

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Právo | EU does not want to ban hamsters. It is examining the situation

The information that the European Union intends to ban the keeping of rodents, reptiles or parrots is not true. An expert study on the subject is still under way and it is not yet clear whether any measures will affect ordinary keepers at all. Viktor Daněk, our deputy director, has spoken out against the false news and commented on the topic for the daily Právo.

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ČRo Plus: Accession talks with Ukraine could start this year in Brussels

Our senior researcher Jana Juzová commented on the topic of Ukraine's accession to the European Union. Both President Petr Pavel and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský of the Pirate Party want to push for it. Did Ukraine get a real promise from the Czech side or a false hope? And how strong is the determination of the member states to accept Ukraine among them?

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Euractiv: Debate on synthetic fuels for cars is nonsense, the fundamental question is elsewhere

The future of cars with exhausts is stirring Europe. That is why Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka (ODS) went to Strasbourg to discuss the promotion of "realistic" rules. He is partly right. However, in the fight for synthetic fuels, which has been launched by the Germans, realism is clearly on the side of a proposal that has long been on the table. And whose future is now being threatened by Kupka and co. The commentary was written by our senior researcher Vít Havelka.

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EURACTIV.cz | Has the war opened a window of opportunity for EU enlargement? Just an illusion, real change takes time and commitment of all

In the framework of the conference Think Tank Forum: EU enlargement, an article on the views of member and candidate states on EU enlargement was written in cooperation with EURACTIV.cz.

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EU MONITOR: Putin's Disinformation & Misinformation Campaign

Disinformation and misinformation have been amplified in the digital age. In order to combat their increasing presence in our everyday lives, we have to first educate ourselves on what disinformation is. In this post, Jakub Ferencik looks at this question in some detail, primarily by analyzing Vladimir Putin’s usage of disinformation in politics.

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RTV: Fall of the bulgarian government

Our research fellow Žiga Faktor commented on the fall of the bulgarian government in the main news programme of Radio Slovakia. The government there lasted only six months in power. One of the reasons for the fall is, among other things, the dispute over EU enlargement. According to our researcher, recent weeks suggest that Sofia is willing to back down from its Veto, which would give the stagnant enlargement process a new impulse. He also mentions that the political instability in the Balkans suits pro-Russian parties.

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Realigning on values – The case for strengthening the US-EU values-based partnership through NATO

Our Research Fellow Danielle Piatkewicz has written an article for the Atlantic Forum on the NATO and the US-EU future partnership.

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The Czech Prime Minister seeks to renew the old anti-migration strategy and misinformation campaigns in re-election bid.

In her blog article, our intern Agathe Helluin focuses on Czech politics, particularly on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his style of political campaigning, which includes topics such as migration.

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