Job offer: Director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the leading think-tank on European policy within the Czech Republic with offices in Prague and Brussels, is looking for a Director. For more information, including requirements, please see the attached PDF.

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INFO.cz: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are claiming their place in the European Union. Will there be an Eastern Enlargement 2.0?

The European Union's enlargement policy experienced a shock at the end of February when Russia-attacked Ukraine applied for EU membership. In the following days, Georgia and Moldova - other Eastern European countries with European aspirations and under imminent threat from Moscow - did the same without hesitation. Ukraine's application in particular was met with a very positive reaction from the EU. Our researcher Jana Juzová writes for INFO.cz.

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ČRo Plus: Ukraine applies to join the European Union. Is its membership just wishful thinking or is it actually on the agenda?

Our researcher Jana Juzová spoke on Český Rozhlas Plus about Ukraine's application to the European Union, which was submitted last week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted the application, which was subsequently supported by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the entire eastern wing of the Union. Is Ukraine's starting position problematic? How likely is it that candidate status will be granted? And which members are traditionally against the enlargement of the Union?

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REPORT: Online roundtable discussion: Media freedom in Serbia and the Western Balkans and its role in democratic society and European integration

An online roundtable discussion took place on 17 December, and you can read a report on its proceedings. The discussion focused on media freedom in Serbia and Western Balkans.

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INVITATION: 2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?

We would like to invite you to a debate titled "2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?" The online debate will take place on the 21st of December at 10:00.

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EASTERN MONITOR: A new methodology for the same problems: Is the future of the enlargement process lost?

In the most recent Eastern Monitor Jovana Vančevska focuses on the issues connected to the Brdo Declaration, the progress concerning the "enlargement process" and EU's commitment to it. Who are the frontrunners of the "enlargement process"? And which countries are stagnant? The author gives us more information about this issue in her paper, as well as its' possible outcomes.

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REPORT: EU-Western Balkans Summit –The Morning After

Our Jana Juzová, Alexandra Ilková, and Ondřej Pešek collaborated on the report of EU-Western Balkans Summit and its consequences. The conference took place in Carolinum on November 5, 2021. The speakers discussed relations between the European Union and Western Balkans and ways how to get the EU enlargement agenda back on track from the state of a deep crisis.

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INFO.CZ: The enlargement of the European Union is becoming a toxic topic. Can the summit of EU and Western Balkan leaders break the crisis?

For Slovenia, the enlargement of the European Union is currently the expected topic of the leaders' summit. The Western Balkans could be enriched by the EU, which is a priority mainly for Slovenia, as well as the Visegrad countries. However, some member States are critical of the expansion of the Union's circles.

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ČRo Plus: EU summit with Western Balkans in Slovenia – What is the current situation?

Jana Juzová, a researcher at our Institute, commented on the current situation around the EU Summit with the Western Balkans in Slovenia on Czech radio ČRo Plus. The comment was about how to approach the countries of the Western Balkans, which can potentially join the European Union, but also why the European Union counts on a model of gradual accession.

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Bled Strategic Times: The future of the EU enlargement is at stake and the blame is not only on the candidate countries’ side 


Head of our Brussels office Žiga Factor commented on the future of the EU enlargement process for the Bled Strategic Times. In his article, he focuses on the current member states and their attitudes towards the enlargement.

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