ČT24 | Northern Macedonia elects new head of state

Polls opened in North Macedonia on Wednesday for the first round of the presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for the presidency in a country gripped by political tensions, disappointment with democratic reforms and aspirations to join the European Union. Jana Juzová, a senior researcher at EUROPEUM Institute, analysed the situation in an interview for ČT24.

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TN.cz | Report on the EU internal market has a huge importance for Czechia

During the recent summit, politicians came to discuss key issues regarding the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East, relations with Turkey, and the competitiveness of the European Union against the United States and China. Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, provided commentary for TN.cz. According to him, it is crucial for Czech politicians and diplomats to be actively engaged in these discussions.

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The Parliament Magazine | From Pfizer to Pieper: With von der Leyen on the defensive, who stands to gain?

Two recent controversies – Pfizergate and Piepergate – have thrown a wrench into Ursula von der Leyen’s re-election bid for the European Commission presidency. What impacts will they have and who will benefit form them? Žiga Faktor, head of EUROPEUM´s Institute Brussels office, comments in an article for The Parliament Magazine.

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BLOG | The Use of Article 7 as a Protection Tool for the Rule of Law and European Values

With Hungary taking over the EU presidency in July 2024, many are questioning the EU's ability to promote its values in its member states. Indeed, the EU is about to hand over its presidency to a state that has been criticised for its actions that threaten the rule of law and is subject to the procedure set out in Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), writes Maxime Painot in his blog.

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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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TV Nova | Is democracy in Europe at risk?

"Democracy in the West is under threat and Europe must prepare for an existence without the United States of America," the Belgian prime minister told MEPs. He was referring to the possible return of Donald Trump to the White House. Is democracy in Europe really under threat? Our executive director Martin Vokálek commented on the topic in an interview with TN Nova.

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E15 | Europe is terrified of Orbán at the head of EU institutions. It must speed up the selection of a new "EU president"

The first media storm around the European Parliament elections was unleashed by the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, when he unexpectedly announced last weekend that he was going to run for the European Parliament himself in June and, if successful, would resign early from his current post. However, this means that unless the EU27 quickly agrees on his successor, the powers of the "European president" will pass to EU troublemaker Viktor Orban, whose Hungary will hold the EU presidency from the summer. Our head of the Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for E15 on the likelihood of this happening and what it would mean for the functioning of the EU.

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Právo | President of the European Council pleases Orbán

Charles Michel announces that he will not stay on as President of the European Council until the end of his mandate and will run for a seat in the European Parliament in June. Such a move could make Viktor Orbán, as head of the presidency, the EU's top representative for a time. You can read about, what will happen if the Union does not find Michel's successor in time, in a commentary by our deputy director Viktor Daňek.

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Deník N | EU leader's move could hand power to Orbán. What will happen if a successor is not elected in time?

Could the newly announced candidacy of European Council President Charles Michel for the European Parliament play into the hands of Orbán and the Hungarian presidency of the EU Council? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk provided his expert commentary for Deník N.

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ČRo Plus | Belgian Presidency

Belgium takes over the EU Presidency from the Spanish. What challenges does Belgium face in this role and how does it plan to achieve its objectives? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, explains.

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