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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EURACTIV: Union looking for LNG supplier. EU pinning its hopes on the Gulf

Our researcher Kateřina Davidová is quoted in a EURACTIV article on LNG. According to Kateřina Davidová, the new EU strategy represents a shift in the "right direction".

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Café Evropa online: Hungary and the EU - how are relations between Brussels and Budapest evolving?

We invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Hungary and the EU - how are relations between Brussels and Budapest evolving?". The debate will take place on 26 May at 17:30 online on our Facebook profile.

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Café Evropa in the regions: the future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?

We would like to invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "The future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?". The debate will take place in person, in the Painted Hall, Museum of Vysočina Jihlava and will also be available to watch online on Facebook. Is the situation really so scary and what does the future hold for the forests of the Vysočina region? What is the current state of forest cover in different parts of the Vysočina region? What circumstances and causes have led to the current state - and which ones are man's fault? What are the consequences of the disaster for nature, wildlife and humans? Can any positives be found in the whole situation? Will our relationship with forests and landscapes change in the future?

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Policy Brief: Reducing poverty in the Visegrad countries

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform, a publication by Tamáš Boros was created, which focuses on the issue of poverty in the Visegrad countries. The document outlines the current situation in the region, as despite robust economic growth in the V4 countries, unemployment is still much higher than in Western Europe.

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REPORT: EU-Western Balkans Summit –The Morning After

Our Jana Juzová, Alexandra Ilková, and Ondřej Pešek collaborated on the report of EU-Western Balkans Summit and its consequences. The conference took place in Carolinum on November 5, 2021. The speakers discussed relations between the European Union and Western Balkans and ways how to get the EU enlargement agenda back on track from the state of a deep crisis.

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EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

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INFO.CZ: Another disappointment and disillusionment for the Western Balkans. Slovenia summit raises hopes for a breakthrough

In an article for INFO.CZ, our researcher Jana Juzová comments on the events of last Wednesday, when another series of EU and regional summits took place in Brdo near Kranj, Slovenia. In her article, she explains why, despite the high ambitions of organizing Slovenia, the meeting brought rather disappointment and disillusionment and what the final joint declaration contains.

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EU Observer: Pandemic recovery spotlighted at the Prague European Summit 2021

An article by the Communications Manager of the Prague European Summit (PES) Michal Beneš and by our Communications Specialist Aneta Navrátilová describes the international event PES, which is co-organized by our Institute. This year focuses on Europe being Reborn, with an aim to provide a broad platform for debate about the most pressing challenges of the post-pandemic renewal.

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EU Observer: Prague European Summit debate with Slovenian president

An article by the Communications Manager of the Prague European Summit (PES) Michal Beneš and by our Communications Specialist Aneta Navrátilová describes one of the panels of the PES event, which our Institute co-organizes. At it, young representatives from the Future European Leaders Forum (FELF) presented their visions of how to shape EU policies to Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

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