Op-Ed | The grain dispute is the first sign that Ukraine's EU accession will not be easy. What obstacles await on this path?

The Ukrainian grain situation is making waves in Europe. Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office Ziga Faktor wrote an Op-Ed about the impact of the situation on the country's EU accession and how some member states are reacting.

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Analysis | Gradual Integration Process: Towards Restoring Effectiveness And Credibility Of Eu Enlargement

Discussions on further changes to the enlargement methodology may reinforce the image of EU membership as a moving target with constantly changing rules, especially as the current methodology has still not been fully applied. Within the framework of the current methodology, the European Commission should develop a new strategy that would specify its approach to the gradual integration of (potential) candidates into the EU and the conditions governing this process. The 2018 Western Balkans Strategy set out initiatives, some of which are still valid today and can serve as the basis for a new enlargement strategy. Writes Jana Juzová, Senior Research Fellow.

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Op-Ed | Subsidised fossil fuels are a major obstacle to solving the climate crisis. The Czech Republic and the world must confront it

One of the biggest obstacles to solving the climate crisis is fossil fuel subsidies. However, they have not received much attention in the Czech Republic. An Op-Ed on this topic was written by our Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová.

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E15 | The much-criticised UN climate summit begins in Dubai. Organisers want to sell oil at the summit

The 28th UN Climate Summit, or COP28, kicks off in Dubai on Thursday. EUROPEUM Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová commented on the summit's direction.

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ČRo Plus I Czech president named one of the most influential European personalities of the year by Politico

The Brussels daily Politico named Petr Pavel one of the most important European political figures of the year. Our senior researcher Vít Havelka commented on the reasons for this designation.

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Internship in our Brussels office (spring/summer 2024)

The EUROPEUM Brussels Office is offering an internship from February 2024 to July 2024. More information about the offer can be found in the attached PDF file.

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RTVS | Post-election negotiations in the Netherlands

Negotiations continue in the Netherlands on the composition of the next government. The rise of far-right parties in European countries may to some extent foreshadow the results of the European Parliament elections next June. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk analysed the post-election situation in an interview with RTVS.

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ČRo Plus | The school strike, Orbán's veto abuse and the European elections

Our deputy director Viktor Daněk prepared a selection of news from Monday's press for the morning broadcast of Czech Radio Plus. He talked, for example, about the major school strike or selected European topics.

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Právo | "Dutch Trump" Wilders haunts Europe

Dutch election winner and head of the far-right Geert Wilders is on the lookout for government participation. His success is not an isolated event, but probably a symptom of an overall rise of the far right in the EU countries. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, discussed the recent Dutch elections in a commentary for the daily Právo.

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SRF | North Korea closes a quarter of its embassies worldwide

North Korea is ending some of its foreign missions, not only in EU countries, such as Angola, Hong Kong, and Spain. Our research associate Tereza Novotná discusses the closure of North Korean embassies in an interview with German radio SRF.

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