iDNES.cz: China's electric car wave will overwhelm Europe, warns analysis

The driving force of the electric car market is no longer Europe or the United States, but China. It is now trying to push its production into Europe, but the European current production infrastructure is not capable to face the challenge. While the debate about electric cars is mainly limited to environmental friendliness and price for consumers, the future of global competition is often neglected. This is what our researchers Vít Havelka and Michal Hrubý point out in a new analysis on electromobility. To safeguard its automotive industry, Europe needs to work on improving its battery production capacities, as well as its supply chains for primary raw materials, the experts say.

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Týdeník Euro: The far-right and populists are coming to power in Italy

Due to the premature fall of Draghi's government, Italians will go to the polls on Sunday 25 September. At stake, among other things, is how Rome will deal with the €200 billion covid bailout. Our research associate Alexandre Lagazzi has commented on the current situation.

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iRozhlas: EU energy milestones: covid, green alternative, Russian attack and the search for consensus

iROZHLAS has prepared an overview of the energy measures discussed by the European Union in the context of the energy crisis. The review shows that the EU's securing of the energy market is not in line with the actions taken by national states. This inconsistency was also commented on by our researcher Michal Hrubý, who pointed to the need to proceed to a comprehensive solution at the level of the European Commission.

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INVITATION | EU-Pacific Talks: EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse

We would like to invite you to the debate called "EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse" in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on our Facebook on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00.

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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: EU to restrict tourist visas for Russians. They will pay extra for a holiday in Europe.

Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka commented for the E15 website on the issue of tourist visas and their restrictions for Russians. At a summit in Prague on Wednesday, EU foreign ministers agreed on a compromise regarding the ban on issuing tourist visas to citizens of the Russian Federation.

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Korea on Point: Neither Eastern Europe nor North Korea but the Indo-Pacific is the Future: The Prospects and Challenges for EU-Korea Relations under the Yoon Ad

Tereza Novotná, an associate research fellow at our Institute, wrote an article for Korea on Time, where she argues, that from a security perspective, the EU-South Korea partnership has been marked by three key topics: the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, North Korea, and US-China strategic competition. It would be a smart choice for Yoon’s team to continue and expand on the New Southern Policy rather than trying to come up with a new framework. In the end, it will be neither Eastern Europe nor North Korea but the Indo-Pacific which will hold the key to the future of the EU-Korea partnership.

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E15: Ukraine has been resisting Russian aggression for six months. A severe winter will test Western solidarity.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for half a year. Despite constant fighting and pressure from Russia on Ukraine, the Russian Federation has failed to conquer Kiev. On the surface, it may appear that the war has stalled, but this is merely a deliberate tactic by Ukraine not to engage in major operations, but to wear down the Russian army. Western unity may be affected by new leadership in Italy and the UK, for example. However, the Czech Republic can play an important role, as it currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz also commented on the topic.

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RTV: Tension between Serbi and Kosovo

Our Senior Research Fellow Jana Juzová commented on the current tensions between Serbia and Kosovo on RTVS Radiožurnál. The Serbian president urged NATO to take care of the Kosovo Serbs and threatened that Serbia would take matters into its own hands if NATO did not. Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are also gaining momentum in the context of Serbia's efforts to enforce new border rules. Compromises between Serbia and Kosovo have only resulted in an agreement to extend the registration changes until early September. And how does this conflict contribute to Russia?

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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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