Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2019

EUCO meeting held on October 2019 brought several surprises. Read the comments of our experts regarding the future development of Brexit, EU enlargement or climate change combat. We've gathered answers from Christian Kvorning Lassen, Kateřina Davidová, Jana Juzová, Zuzana Stuchlíková, Louis Cox-Brusseau and Martin Michelot.

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RCF: European Parliament hearing - Democracy in action?

Our Martin Michelot was a guest of the French radio station Radio chrétienne francophone. He analyzed the so-called grilling, during which MEPs question future European Commissioners.

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Aktuálně: Jourová made it through hearings and was approved by MEPs from Brussels.

In her five years as European Commissioner, Věra Jourová has learned a lot. Monday's three-hour marathon of MEPs questions, the so-called barbecue, she managed calmly, sometimes she even joked. MEPs rewarded her performance with unanimous approval, Aktualne.cz and HN confirmed a source close to the Commissioner. The hearing is a condition for future Commissioners to be able to actually take over their portfolios from November.

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iROZHLAS.cz: Jourová awaits MEP test. 'She can't avoid questions about Babiš, but they won't damage her,' says EU expert

Our Zuzana stuchlíková talked to the iROZHLAS.cz news site about Czech Commissioner candidate Věra Jourová ahead of her Monday hearing in the European Parliament.

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INVITATION: The Visegrad Four and Germany: which shared priorities in the next Commission?

We are honoured to invite you to a debate organized by our Brussels office titled 'The Visegrad Four and Germany: which shared priorities in the next Commission?' The event will take place at Fondation Universitaire in Brussels on October 16. You can look forward to 4 expert speakers, including one MEP. Read the whole article to find out their names and get more information.

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Aktuálně.cz: Europe to undergo changes directed by von der Leyen. MEPs confirmed her as head of Commission

Our Martin Michelot commented on Tuesday's election of Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Commission for the news site Aktuálně.cz.

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INVITATION: Prague Climate Talks: How will the new European Parliament tackle climate change?

We would like to cordially invite you to the debate organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and under the auspices of the UN Information Center in Prague.

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POLICY PAPER: Untying the Gordian Knot of the Common European Asylum System: Dublin IV Reform

The latest policy paper by our Shang-Yen Lee and Christian Kvorning Lassen focuses on the reform of Dublin IV regulation under the Common European Asylum System and its prospects after the EP elections.

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Analysis Of the Activity Of the Czech MEPs During the 2014–2019 Term

Vít Havelka and Zuzana Stuchlíková from EUROPEUM Institute for European policy conducted an analysis of the activity of the Czech MEPs during the 2014–2019 term. The analysis combines quantitative and qualitative methods of research (including the interviews). The text contains, for example, the factors influencing MEPs' success, the impact of the national interests on their work, evaluations and recommendations.

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ČTK: Telička succeeded in rankings but work of MEPs can be evaluated in various ways

Our Zuzana Stuchlíková commented on the ranking of Czech members of the European Parliament for the Czech News Agency (ČTK). The article was later also published by other media outlets.

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