Visegrad/Insight | Tractors Trending: V4 Populists Appropriate the Farmers’ Protests Ahead of the EP Elections

The populist camps in the Visegrad Four countries have used the farmers' protests in their populist campaigns for the European Parliament elections in June. A fundamental change to the last EU elections in 2019 is visible in the politicians' messages towards the people, with social media taking over the classic platforms such as television, press or radio. Project Manager of Global Europe programme at EUROPEUM Institute, Oszkár Roginer-Hofmeister, wrote an article on this topic for Visegrad/Insight.

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EURACTIV.cz: "Being prime minister is still more than being a heavyweight in Brussels." Boss von der Leyen is falling apart Commission

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, spoke to EURACTIV.cz about the departure of Dutchman Frans Timmermans from the European Commission. The influential vice-president of the European Commission was lured by the prospect of the prime minister's chair in the Netherlands, and his boss, Ursula von der Leyen, has to manage without him. But her difficulties do not end there, a year before the European elections.

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EU MONITOR | THREE RESPONSES TO DISINFORMATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Disinformation and foreign interference have been concerns in global politics for centuries, but social media algorithms have made the current threat more dire as they amplify content based on human frailties such as our obsession with negativity and outrage. Russian interference in the 2016 US federal election and other elections and referenda in at least twenty countries between November 2016 and April 2019, including the Brexit referendum, the French and German elections, and the Ukrainian power grid cyber-attacks, have highlighted the potential for foreign governments to alter the results of an election or undermine democracies using social media and other means. Writes Jakub Ferenčík in his last EU MONITOR.

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ČRo Plus: How should the European Union change? The Conference on the Future of Europe is about people's views

Our research collaborator Zuzana Stuchlíková commented on the issue of the Conference on the Future of Europe on the Europe Plus program.

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INVITATION: Evaluating EU-NATO cooperation, Czech involvement and the prospect of improvement under new US leadership

We would like to invite you to a debate "Evaluating EU-NATO cooperation, Czech involvement, and the prospect of improvement under new US leadership". The event will take place on Thursday 10 December between 17:30–19:00 on Facebook.

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EU MONITOR: The new Slovak government: An exemplary to the rest of the V4 amidst global crises?

The new direction of the Slovak political scene and the significance of this development within the Visegrad region: that is the topic our Miroslava Pěčková deals with in her latest EU Monitor.

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EU MONITOR: Nová slovenská vláda: Exemplární příklad vůči zbytku V4 uprostřed globálních krizí

Nové směřování slovenské politické scény a význam tohoto vývoje v rámci visegrádského regionu je téma, kterému se ve svém nejnovějším EU Monitoru věnuje naše Miroslava Pěčková.

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European Elections: A Year In Review

On the occasion of the anniversary of the ninth European Parliament elections, which took place from 23 to 26 May 2019, experts of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy prepared five analyses reflecting on the past year in the key areas: climate, multiannual financial framework, migration, geopolitics and European Union enlargement.

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European Elections: A Year In Review

K příležitosti výročí devátých voleb do Evropského parlamentu, které se konaly 23. až 26. května 2019, vypracovali odborníci Institutu pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM pět analýz, v nichž se zamýšlí nad uplynulým rokem v klíčových oblastech: klima, víceletý finanční rámec, migrace, geopolitika a rozšiřování Evropské unie.

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The Double Crisis in Kosovo: COVID-19 as a Veil for Power Struggles

Kosovo, the coronavirus crisis and the political crisis: these are the topics of our Jana Juzová's latest blog article.

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