BLOG | The Use of Article 7 as a Protection Tool for the Rule of Law and European Values

With Hungary taking over the EU presidency in July 2024, many are questioning the EU's ability to promote its values in its member states. Indeed, the EU is about to hand over its presidency to a state that has been criticised for its actions that threaten the rule of law and is subject to the procedure set out in Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), writes Maxime Painot in his blog.

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ČRo Plus | The EU lags behind the US and China due to weak capital strength and new technologies

The European Union lags behind the United States of America and China economically. The recent meeting in Brussels reflected concerns about a slowdown in the EU economy, which entered 2024 with lower-than-expected growth. EUROPEUM Institute analyst Vít Havelka commented on this situation for the radio station ČRo.

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RTVS | Extraordinary Summit in Brussels

The extraordinary summit in Brussels is focusing on competitiveness and the EU's strategic agenda, including the strengthening of the single market, Turkey-EU relations, Ukraine and Israel. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office and deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this for Slovak RTVS.

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Radio Impuls | European Parliament's Inefficient Moving Between Two Locations

European Parliament's moving from Brussels to plenary sessions in Strasbourg carry symbolic significance, but the logistics costs up to 3 billion CZK annually. Implementing a change would require amending the fundamental treaties of the European Union, which would need approval from all member states. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this topic for Radio Impuls.

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Has the war in Ukraine changed the Czech approach to migration?

We would like to invite you to a debate focusing on the discussion about changes in the Czech approach to refugees as a result of the Russian war in Ukraine. The event will take place on April 24, 2024, at 18:00 in Brno at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, in room U41 (4th floor).

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Regional Climate Policies: Will European Climate Policy Help Save the Jizerská 50?

We invite you to a debate titled "Regional Climate Policies: Will European Climate Policy Help Save the Jizerská 50?," focusing on the impact of climate change on a specific case in the Liberec Region. The event will take place on Monday, April 22nd, starting at 18:00 at the Fryč Bookstore and Second-hand Bookstore.

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20 Years of Reuniting Europe’s East and West: Is the EU Ready for Another “Big Bang” Enlargement?

We would like to invite you to a debate on a topic "20 Years of Reuniting Europe’s East and West: Is the EU Ready for Another “Big Bang” Enlargement?" The debate will take place on Thursday, April 4, from 16:00 to 17:15 h at Prague University of Economics and Business.

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Debate: 25 years in NATO - What benefits has membership brought for Czechia?

We invite you to a regional debate marking the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to NATO, which will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 5:00 PM in the AKORD Cultural House located at SNP Square 1, 700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh.

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Newsroom ČT24 | Myths about the EU: Crooked bananas and other bans

Myths and disinformation about allegedly bad European officials and their bans spread in the Czech Republic even before joining the EU and persist to this day. What is the origin of these disinformation, and what are the most common myths? Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office and deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, addressed these questions in a comment for Newsroom ČT24.

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RILSA | The uncertain fate of the Green Deal for Europe ahead of the European Parliament elections

Farmers' protests have reminded that the measures of the Green Deal for Europe may not be politically viable for Europeans. To make climate policies politically viable, the EU should therefore focus on its commitment not to leave anyone behind in the green transition. Klára Votavová, a researcher at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, discusses the current development of the Green Deal for Europe and its social policy aspects in an expert publication for the Social Policy Forum.

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