EU-Pacific Talks: Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European

We would like to invite you to the fourth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European" The debate will take place online on the 11th of January and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The adoption of the euro in the Czech Republic - when will be the right time?

By joining the EU, Czechia has committed itself, among other things, to adopt the common European currency - the euro. However, this commitment is not specified in time. Not only whether Czechia is ready for the introduction of the euro will be another of the Café Evropa debates. The debate will take place on Monday 6.12. from 17:30 online on our Facebook.

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MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks

Our research fellow Vít Havelka contributed to the publication "MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks", published by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is the author of a chapter on the Visegrad Group.

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INVITATION: Webinar: CO2 capture and storage (CCS)

We would like to invite you to a webinar on CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in the Slovak Republic organized within the project ,,Building momentum for the long-term CCS deployment in the CEE region''.

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Denník N: Coal production comes to an end, Slovakia and Czechia should make use of it

Kateřina Davidová, our research fellow, commented on the recently introduced climate package of the European Commission „Fit for 55“ for the Slovak news server Denník N. With the package the EU aims to reach the climate neutrality until 2050.

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Think Visegrad Fellowship offer: Call for proposals 2021

The Think Visegrad platform, which brings together think tanks from the Visegrad countries, including the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, is offering 8 visiting fellowships to non-Visegrad expert fellows for the period Autumn/Winter of 2021. The duration of fellowships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agreement with the hosting institute).

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PRAVDA: Heger has a proposal for the European Union on how to distribute vaccines

Our director Vladimír Bartovic commented for the Slovak daily Pravda on Slovakia's approach to the realization of the EU Recovery Plan.

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POLICY PAPER: 100 days of Biden’s new transatlantic strategy – where does Central and Eastern Europe stand?

In her policy paper, our research fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz provides an in-depth review of President Biden’s first 100 days in office. Piatkiewicz particularly examines Biden's new transatlantic strategy and how it affects the Central and Eastern Europe region.

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Rádio Slovensko: Slovak government agreed to purchase the Russian unregistered vaccine Sputnik V

Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy Vladimír Bartovic was a guest at today’s broadcast of Rádio Slovensko, where he commented on the decision made by the Slovak government led by Igor Matovič regarding the purchase of Russian vaccine Sputnik V. Vaccines, which are currently being used in the EU are properly registered, whereas the Russian one is not. Nevertheless, opinions on the vaccine differs broadly.

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Regional impact of the Visegrad 4’s policies – Entrenchment or Fragmentation?

In his latest contribution, Márk Szabó deals with the issue of relations of the Visegrad Group, especially its internal coherence, but also the relationship with the EU.

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