Policy Brief: The future of natural gas in the EU

A Policy Brief on the future of natural gas in the European Union was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the brief, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, focuses on the current market crisis, which has raised questions about the role of gas in the decarbonisation process, as well as the cost and security of supply, and highlights the need for a common gas strategy that is in line with the objectives of the Green Deal, but also responds to short-term challenges.

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Deník N: The Green Deal is more important than ever, says the Decarbonising Automotive Transport conference

Our researcher Michal Hrubý attended the conference on Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport where he took part in the debate. We are on the threshold of a decision about the future of Czech car transport. Demand for electromobility is growing exponentially globally, as is the development of battery technology. In the future, these could become value-added products that will kick-start our economy and return the Czech Republic to a leading position in the investment environment. According to representatives of the European Parliament, the state administration, the automotive industry and independent experts on electromobility, it is now important for the Czech Republic to leave the scepticism of change behind and start educating and preparing for the decarbonisation of automotive transport. Not only for the environmental impact, but especially for the future competitiveness of the sector. This was stated in a debate at the Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport conference organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy on Tuesday 1 March.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?". The debate will take place on 15 February at 17:30. Do Czech citizens have sufficient awareness of the Green Deal and the "Fit for 55" package and how should public institutions and the media communicate these topics to the public in an understandable way? Are climate change mitigation issues at all important to the Czech public? What misinformation is circulating about the EU and climate change on Czech misinformation websites and social networks? Where is the misinformation coming from in the Czech online environment? How to identify and combat them?

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Policy Paper: Czechia’s Policies within the EU in the Context of the Upcoming Presidency to the EU Council

Łukasz Ogrodnik's publication entitled "The Czechia's EU Policy in the Context of the Upcoming European Council Presidency" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It describes priorities of the upcoming Presidency in relation to the Czech European policy, and most probable challenges.

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Policy Paper: Time to Redefine the Terms and Conditions of the Transatlantic Relationship? – 2021 Transatlantic Policy Forum in Review

On November 18-19, 2021, the fourth edition of the Transatlantic Policy Forum took place. It was hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Republican Institute (IRI), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of this Policy Paper is to provide a summary and analysis of the discussions that took place, while respecting the Chatham House rule and thus preserving the anonymity of the participants. This analysis aims to highlight and elaborate on the main findings of the participants.

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UPDATE: Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech Perception of the EU Climate Policy, in which he discusses the Green Deal and brings readers up to date on the latest findings and issues that could arise in the future.

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e15.cz: What Merkel's successors are planning: wage increase, digitalization and continuation of Nord Stream 2

What will the new government do for the environment? And how are German-Russian relations likely to develop? Our research associate Tereza Novotná and the institute's director Zdeněk Beránek contributed to this article on what the future German coalition is up to.

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INVITATION: EU-PACIFIC Talks: EU – Japan Strategic dialogue: climate change cooperation as a pathway to the future

We would like to invite you to the third of six debates in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Wednesday 1 December at 18:00 and you can watch the online stream on our Facebook page.

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Czech Interests in EU: Searching for a consensus? Green deal vs. yellow card

How do Czech politicians approach the Fit for 55 package? And what should the incoming government focus on? Michal Hrubý, an analyst at EUROPEUM, explains the search for a consensus in his commentary

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EU MONITOR: Long-term Sustainability of Healthy Labour Market in EU Population Development, Immigration Stress, and their Impact

Lenka Farkačová wrote a EU MONITOR about the upcoming workforce crisis (the lack of employees not only in the case of EU countries, but also for example in the USA) and how it causes a tendency to deviate from the ideal state of long-term sustainable labour market.

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