Visegrad Insight: Slovenia’s New Government Rejects ‘Orbán’s Visegrad’

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Visegrad Insight. Žiga Faktor points out that the centre-left opposition parties united in an informal coalition known as the "Constitutional Arch Coalition" have not coordinated as closely as the opposition parties in the Czech Republic, which have formed two coalition blocs, the centre-right SPOLU and the centrist PirStan.

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Invitation: presentation of the study "Czech automotive industry in the process of change"

We would like to invite you to the presentation of the study on "Czech automotive industry in the process of change" with the participation of representatives of Boston Consulting Group, AutoSAP, EUROPEUM and LEEF Technologies. On Monday 13 June 2022 from 9.00-11.30.

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Seznam Zprávy: Czechs are happy to be in the EU, but for the young Czechs Chexit is unthinkable

Our research fellow Vít Havelka commented for Seznam Zprávy. In the article, Vít Havelka mentions the future Czech EU Presidency and the possibility of Ukraine becoming a member of the European Union. The article also includes the results of a survey conducted by the platform Výzkumník Seznam.

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ČRo Radiožurnál: The failure of the right and Janez Janša - Slovenian parliamentary elections

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, gave an interview to ČRo Radiožurnál on the results of the parliamentary elections in Slovenia. Is there a chance for change in Slovenia?

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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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Blog: In tandem with COVID - 19, other, less visible, mental health crises are on the rise.

Michaela Stanová has written a blog in which she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of us all. She argues the emergence of COVID-19 has caused not only an increase in, but also an worsening of, pre-existing mental health problems, but fortunately also an interest in addressing them. This is both at the individual level and at the legislative level.

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Blog: Renewed EU–Southern neighbourhood agenda: is economical aid a right tool to achieve EU’s targets?

Our intern Magdalena Rubin wrote a blog article on the topic of Renewed EU-Southern neighbourhood agenda.

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SWP: Between change and continuity: European expectations towards Czech and German EU policies after the 2021 elections

For the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Žiga Faktor, Director of our Brussels office, and Zuzana Stuchlíková, Research Associate at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, co-authored an article on the European expectations of the Czech and German governments' European policy.

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INFO.CZ: The world is slowly moving towards a carbon-free economy. The Glasgow Climate Conference showed that the EU has strong climate allies

It's no longer if, but how. Kateřina Davidová in a commentary for INFO.CZ describes the results of the climate conference in Glasgow. She evaluated international cooperation and negotiations between the "rich" world and developing countries.

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Seznam Zprávy: The end of the myth of the "bad" EU. It rarely happens that the Czech Republic is outvoted

Our research fellow Vít Havelka commented for Seznam Zprávy on the results of a study on voting in the Council of the EU, which focused on cooperation in voting by individual member states within various groupings such as the Visegrad Four, Benelux and others.

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