DELO: A social democrat according to Orbán and Putin's wishes

What could Robert Fico's return to the head of Slovakian government mean for the European Union? Žiga Faktor, director of our office in Brussels, commented on the topic on Saturday for the Slovenian newspaper DELO.

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BLOG | European Media Freedom Act on the case of Slovenia: Has Slovenia overtaken the European Commission with its new law?

In September 2022, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a new media regulator - the European Media Freedom Act. Slovenia is one of the most struggling EU countries in terms of media freedom and independence. In the summer of 2020, the Janša government proposed a media-focused law that would increase the state's influence over Slovenia's national press agency and limit its funding of the public broadcaster RTV. Has Slovenia's new law put the European Commission ahead of the game? That is what our intern Klára Landová discusses in her blog.

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E15: Slovenia will help its neighbours. E Slovenia wants to build a new gas pipeline to Central Europe

Slovenia plans to build a gas pipeline to Central Europe to help Central European countries get rid of their dependence on Russian gas. Our researcher Michal Hrubý also commented on the topic for E15.

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INVITATION: Strategic partnership for a secure and digital Europe

We sincerely invite you to a debate entitled "Strategic partnership for a secure and digital Europe", hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, The Centre for European Perspective and the Atlantic Council. The debate will take place on November 23 at 8:45 a.m. at the American Center and will also be streamed online.

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RTVS: Slovenia will have a new president. What decided the victory of Natasha Pirc Musar?

Nataša Pirc Musar won Sunday's second round of the presidential election, receiving 54% of the votes. She defeated her rival, former Foreign Minister Andrej Logar. Musar will replace current president Borut Pahor, who has been unable to run for two terms. Our analyst Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office, also commented on the situation.

Show more | 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

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Delo: An attempt to consolidate the ranks on the old continent

Head of our Brussels office Žiga Faktor commented on the first meeting of the European political community at Prague Castle for the Slovenian daily Delo. More than 40 European countries, from Armenia and Kosovo to Iceland and Liechtenstein, will take part in the meeting.

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Blisty: Rozhovor Britských listů 505. Are the Visegrad Four irrevocably discredited?

The head of our Brussels office Žiga Faktor gave an interview to the British Gazette. In the interview they compare how the Czech Republic and Slovenia are dealing with the legacy of populist governments.

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DELO.SI: Prime Minister Fiala's presidency will be hampered by past mistakes

The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU begins today. One of the challenges that the Czech Republic will face is the possible extension of sanctions against Russia, for instance in the gas sector. However, the geographical proximity of Ukraine to the Czech Republic should facilitate negotiations on this issue. Žiga Faktor, head of our Brussels office, commented on this topic for the Slovenian online daily DELO.

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Visegrad Insight: Slovenia’s New Government Rejects ‘Orbán’s Visegrad’

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Visegrad Insight. Žiga Faktor points out that the centre-left opposition parties united in an informal coalition known as the "Constitutional Arch Coalition" have not coordinated as closely as the opposition parties in the Czech Republic, which have formed two coalition blocs, the centre-right SPOLU and the centrist PirStan.

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