RTVS TV: Italy faces a government crisis. Today is the day of an important decision

Italy is facing a government crisis. What decisions can we expect from Prime Minister Draghi? Our associate research fellow Alexandr Lagazzi commented on the political situation in Italy and the expected decision options for RTVS TV.

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iROZHLAS.cz: Draghi, the 'stabiliser of Italian politics', at a crossroads. He must resolve government disagreements or call early elections

Italy is facing a government crisis. Prime Minister Draghi has announced his resignation, but the president has not accepted the resignation. Alexandr Lagazzi, our associate research fellow, commented for iRozhlas.cz on the current political situation in Italy and the related resignation of Draghi.

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E15: The fall of Johnson threatens the British economy. Ex-minister Sunak may become the new prime minister

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM, commented for E15 on the fall of the British Prime Minister. Why is he not surprised by his resignation and how does he perceive British political culture?

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E15: Pád Johnsona ohrožuje britskou ekonomiku. Novým premiérem se může stát exministr Sunak

Martin Vokálek, výkonný ředitel Institutu pro evropskou politiku, se vyjádřil pro E15 k pádu britského premiéra. Proč ho jeho rezignace nezaskočila a jak vnímá britskou politickou kulturu?

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ČRo Plus: Evaluation of Prime Minister Petr Fiala's speech

Our researcher Zuzana Stuchlíková gave an interview for ČRo Plus on the evaluation of the speech of Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in the European Parliament. According to her, Prime Minister Fiala fulfilled what was expected of him.

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Visegrad Insight Podcast: Are Czechs or Slovaks Downplaying the V4 Presidency?

Our Senior Research Fellow Jana Juzová was a guest on a podcast hosted by Visegrad Insight, where she discusses the launch of the Czech EU Presidency and the Slovak Presidency of the Visegrad Group.

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DELO.SI: Prime Minister Fialla's presidency will be hampered by past mistakes

The Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU begins today. One of the challenges that the Czech Republic will face is the possible extension of sanctions against Russia, for instance in the gas sector. However, the geographical proximity of Ukraine to the Czech Republic should facilitate negotiations on this issue. Žiga Faktor, head of our Brussels office, commented on this topic for the Slovenian online daily DELO.

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E15.cz: Orbán emptied the state coffers before the elections. Next government will have to cut back

Réka Sulyok from the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM described for news server E15.cz the current political developments in Hungary in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections. The article discusses in more detail the position Hungary could potentially find itself in after the re-election of the current prime minister Viktor Orbán or, on the contrary, the consequences of a possible victory of the opposition candidate Péter Márki-Zay.

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BLOG: Is the COVID-19 pandemic the coup de grace Hungarian democracy?

Intern Filip Sidó wrote a blog on "Is the COVID-19 pandemic a coup in Hungarian democracy?" in which he discusses the newly declared state of emergency in Hungary, which allows Prime Minister Orbán to rule through decrees that essentially give him unlimited power.

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BLOG: Is the COVID-19 pandemic the coup de grace Hungarian democracy?

Stážista Filip Sidó napsal blog na téma "Je pandemie COVID-19 převratem v maďarské demokracii?", ve které se zabývá nově vyhlášeným nouzovým stavem v Maďarsku, který premiérovi Orbánovi umožňuje vládnout pomocí dekretů, které mu v podstatě dávají neomezenou moc.

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