BLOG | Is the lack of state administration capacity preventing the effective use of the Fair Transformation Fund? A first insight into research on absorption

The Czech state administration is facing mistrust because of problems with civil servants and delays in social benefits. Researcher Klára Votavová examines how the administration deals with the distribution of the Fair Transition Fund, which is intended to help coal regions transition to a new economy. The CZK 42 billion goes to the Moravian-Silesian, Karlovy Vary and Ústí Regions.

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NTV: North Korea reduces dependence on China by deals with Russia

Tereza Novotná, an expert from EUROPEUM, spoke about the summit between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin on German NTV.

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ČT24: Under Ursula von der Leyen's leadership, the European Commission has succeeded in meeting more than ninety percent of its priorities

Ursula von der Leyen delivers her last State of the Union speech of her term today. Our researcher Klára Votavová responded to questions from the Czech Television about the speech.

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Dezinfo Czech

Even in the Czech Republic we can find a wide disinformation undergrowth that makes it difficult to know where the truth lies. What are the most common narratives around European issues in this country? What do we need to watch out for? At Europeum, we are launching a new project called DezInfoCzech aimed at uncovering the most common disinformation narratives around European topics.

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Hospodářské noviny: I want the Green Deal, but I'm not paying for it. Resistance to green policies is growing in Europe as people fear high costs

Our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented positively on the controversial Ministry of the Environment's "Fix your grandmother's house" programme in an article in Hospodářské noviny focusing on the perception of green policy in Europe.

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Respekt: For the first time in history, we will try to restore what we have already destroyed in nature

On new European legislation passed by the European Parliament in a close vote to protect climate and species diversity. Protection is no longer enough. Europe's nature is facing a renewal. What do critics of the nature recovery plan fear? And how could it help protect the climate? Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová comments on this in a new Respekt podcast.

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ČT24: Revolt of the Wagner mercenaries

Our executive director Martin Vokálek commented for ČT24 on the rebellion of the mercenaries from Wagner's group.

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E15: The EU Council approves strengthening the rights of couriers. It will make delivery services worse, warn Uber and Bolt

A new directive is being prepared in the European Union, which should come into force in the second half of 2025 at the earliest. It deals with the labor law issue of delivery services. The Czech context and interests of the platforms were added to the E15 article by our researcher Klára Votavová.

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RTVS: The future of the EU in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The head of the Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the possible future of the European Union in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Discussing Ukraine in V4 mainstream media: The future vis-à-vis European integration

The project assesses the production, distribution and consumption of news on Ukraine’s future vis-a-vis European integration by the V4 mainstream media. The aim is to designate both dominant and marginalized narratives, while also analyzing their impact via focus groups. The findings will be presented to stakeholders in order to improve reporting and increase the audiences’ access to information.

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