Policy Paper | Serbia and Its Foreign Policy Alignment after the War in Ukraine

Ferenc Németh, a researcher on the politics, security and integration of the Western Balkans, has written a policy paper under the project Think Visegrad in Brussels. In it he examines Serbia's foreign policy towards the European Union after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Analysis: Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Enlargement as a strategic decision

Our senior researcher Jana Juzová has written an analysis in which she describes the fact that EU enlargement policy and the EU's south-eastern and eastern neighborhood represent some of the most important areas of Czech foreign and European policy in the last two decades.

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REPORT | EU – Pacific Talks: EU – Security Challenges for the Pacific, EU, and Russia

If you missed the debate EU - Pacific talks: EU - Security Challenges for the Pacific, EU, and Russia, here you can read the report from the debate written by Tomáš Moudrý. During the debate, it was discussed, for example, that despite the considerable geographical distance, the EU and the Indo-Pacific region are now more interconnected than ever before and both sides are seeking to strengthen their partnership in many areas, with security policy now one of the most important due to many factors.

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iDNES.cz: Europe has turned green during the Czech Presidency. Climate agenda accelerates

The solution to the energy problems related to the war in Ukraine and Russian gas supplies was clear to the EU. It will lie in energy savings and, above all, in clean energy sources. What will energy reform look like and what plans does the EU have? Our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented on the Green Deal and the impact of the Czech Presidency on this topic.

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Policy Paper | Czech Public Opinion: European Energy Crisis

Vít Havelka wrote a policy paper in which he discusses the energy crisis that hit the EU right after the COVID-19 pandemic.On 24 February, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine and subsequently triggered a series of events that resulted in an energy crisis in the EU.

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EU MONITOR | The future shift of energy policies in the European Union

In her EU Monitor, Zsanett Gréta Papp discusses the current energy situation in the EU Member States. Where to look for a replacement for gas from Russia? And how will this decision affect the EU's green policy agenda?

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Blog | Business-as-usual between Germany and China as a disruptive element for the European Union

The war in Ukraine and the subsequent economic crisis caused by Europe's dependence on Russian fossil fuels showed Europeans the danger of keeping too tight economic ties to autocratic regimes. However, while Europe is shedding its dependence on Russia, another economic reliance is gaining strenght, namely that of Germany on China. In her blog, our intern Kristina Kropáčková explores the broader context of this phenomenon and its implications for EU cohesion.

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E15: Carbon tariff will help European producers, experts say. China and Russia criticize proposal

According to world agencies, the European Parliament and the EU-27 are close to reaching a preliminary agreement on the so-called carbon tariff. The instrument, known as CBAM, is intended to prevent companies that produce in the European Union and have to pay for emission allowances there from being disadvantaged against companies from non-EU countries where climate regulations are looser. According to experts, the mechanism will mainly affect Russian companies. Our researcher Kateřina Davidová also commented on this issue.

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EU MONITOR | From boom to bust: How uncoordinated policies halted solar power deployment in Czechia

In his EU Monitor, Jonathan Lyons writes about the future of solar energy in the Czech Republic. "Harnessing the full potential of solar energy will not only help to meet the EU's decarbonisation targets, but also boost energy security and create local jobs. The potential for solar energy in the Czech Republic is considerable, up to 12 GW," writes Lyons.

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Český rozhlas: Czech households and companies are failing to save on electricity compared to gas

While businesses and households can save gas, they are not doing so with electricity. Why is that? A study on this topic has been produced and commented on by its co-author and our researcher Michal Hrubý for the Czech Radio stations ČRo Plus and Radiožurnál.

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