TV Nova | Strengthening of sanctions against Russia's allies

The anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union are not having the desired effect. After two years, it is becoming clear that the sanctions are hitting the Russian economy, but are not preventing them from being circumvented, with Asian countries, led by China, playing a major role. Thus, the Union included several companies from China and Hong Kong in the February round of sanctions. Viktor Danek, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the possible consequences in a report for the main broadcast news TV Nova.

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TV Nova | Emmanuel Macron's turnaround: taking a swipe at the Kremlin and not ruling out the deployment of troops in Ukraine

Is Emmanuel Macron becoming a watchdog in relation to Russia? Will his statements be backed up by his actions? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for TV Nova on the evolution of positions towards Ukraine from president Emmanuel Macron.

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Hospodářské noviny | Czech lithium reserves could boost the automotive industry

The Czech Republic has vast reserves of lithium, a crucial resource for manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. However, it lags behind in other aspects of the battery supply chain, such as production and recycling. And yet, these key industry sectors could potentially help in saving the local automotive industry. Jonathan Lyons, an analyst at the EUROPEUM Institute, further explored this issue and the potential benefits of lithium for the Czech economy in an article for Hospodářské noviny.

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TN.cz | EU naval fleet in the Red Sea and the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen

The EU naval mission will be tasked with protecting civilian ships in the Red Sea that are under attack by Yemeni rebels in the area. This is a very important trade route for the whole world which must be protected. The Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, discussed this on TN.cz as well as the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen for the Presidency of European Comission.

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ČRo Plus | Another sanctions package against Russia

The foreign ministries of Germany, France, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands have summoned Russian ambassadors over the death of opposition activist Alexei Navalnyj. Germany has proposed an approval of another sanctions package against Russia, while the last proposed package has not yet been approved. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, analysed how effective the sanctions are and whether Western countries should continue to push them.

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ČT24 | Twenty Years of the Czech Republic in the European Union

According to Prime Minister Petr Fiala, the benefits of EU membership can be seen in many areas of life. The Prime Minister said this at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the EU. Our executive director Martin Vokálek evaluated two decades of Czech membership in the EU in an interview for ČT24.

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Ekonomický deník | There is a consensus to keep China out of Europe's critical infrastructure

The European Union will step up its efforts to reduce its dependence on China in the future. This was demonstrated by a unanimous vote of MEPs on the risks of growing Chinese influence on Europe's critical infrastructure on Wednesday. Our research fellow Zuzana Krulichová commented on the EU's current economic policy towards China for Ekonomický deník.

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BLOG | The pressure for decarbonisation in the Czech Republic is growing. How profitable is wind energy for the Czech Republic?

Coal has been an important part of the Czech economy for decades. As a fossil fuel, however, it is a significant producer of greenhouse gases, especially CO2. Our Research Fellow Jonathan Lyons and Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová write in their blog about the benefits of decarbonisation and switching to wind energy.

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Euractiv | More wind, less coal. What are the benefits of wind energy for the Czech Republic?

Coal has been an important part of the Czech economy for decades. As a fossil fuel, however, it is a significant producer of greenhouse gases, especially CO2. Our Research Fellow Jonathan Lyons and Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová write in their commentary about the benefits of decarbonisation and switching to wind energy.

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INVITATION | Half-time of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility: What have we learned so far?

We would like to invite you to a debate on "Half-time of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility: What have we learned so far?" that is organized as a part of the Prague European Summit. The debate will take place on Wednesday, 15th of November 2023, from 17:30 to 18:30 at the Prague University of Business and Economics.

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