Seznamzpravy.cz: Comment: Ukraine in the EU? The biggest risk is empty promises

Our Research Fellow Jana Juzova commented on Ukraine's EU integration. Ukraine's economic level and lack of progress in democratic reforms, among other factors, complicate the EU's enlargement to include Ukraine. Accession would affect the flow of money redistributed from European funds, and Ukraine's membership would also have an impact on the EU Council's voting deliberations and the number of MEP seats.

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E15: Dutch PM wants to take EU money away from Poland. He wants to freeze Dutch money from Poland

Zdeněk Beranek, Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for the news portal E15 on the statement of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the rejection of the Polish National Recovery Plan. Poland would lose €36 billion, roughly CZK 914 billion, in EU funds. However, according to Zdeněk Beránek, such a scenario is not imminent.

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Česká televize: Fight for Agrofert

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in connection with the misuse of EU funds.

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POLICY BRIEF: EU Horizon 2021-2027 – innovation momentum for Europe

Our Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková wrote the first article for the new EUROPEUM publications series: 2021–2027 Horizon Europe. In a policy brief Katarína summarises the objectives of Horizon 2021-2027 and introduces the "Innovation” pillar of the European Union funding scheme for the following years.

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INVITATION: EU± // The impact of the US election on US-EU relations

We would like to invite you to another EU± debate, this time focusing on the impact of the US election on US-EU relations. The debate is organized in cooperation with Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS and co-financed with the funds from Europe for Citizens Programme. The event will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 18:30 PM online on our Facebook.

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TASR: Different positions of the V4 countries may now have more dramatic consequences

Our research fellow Zuzana Stuchlíková commented on different positions of the V4 states in the matter of linking European funds drawing with respect for the rule of law. Last week, Hungary and Poland vetoed both the EU’s annual and multi-annual budgets, while Czechia and Slovakia supported it alongside with other Member States.

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INVITATION: EU± // European budget

We would like to invite you to another EU± debate, this time focusing on the proposed European budget. The debate is organized in cooperation with Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS and co-financed with the funds from Europe for Citizens Programme. The event will take place on Monday, November 23 at 18:30 PM online on our Facebook.

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Info.cz: There is going to be enough money for Czech Republic from EU budget. However, we still don´t know how to use them

Our research fellow Vít Havelka in his latest article published by the news portal Info.cz commented on the Czech approach to the recently agreed EU budget for years 2021-27 and the use of funds from a pandemic-response package.

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INVITATION: What EU do we want to have in 2025? Social Europe

We would like to invite you to another debate from the series "What EU do we want to have in 2025?" This time we will discuss the topic of social policy of the EU, greater harmonization of national systems, as well as we will argue whether greater integration is worth it in the case of the Czech Republic. The debate will take place on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 from 17:30.

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Member states’ expectations towards the German Council Presidency

Christian Kvorning Lassen from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy together with Jan Kovář from Institute of International Relations Prague wrote a commentary "Czechia: economic recovery at the expense of climate and solidarity" for the EPIN Report publication, concerned with Germany's EU Council presidency, which starts in July.

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