BLOG | The case of Lampedusa: A humanitarian crisis in the midst of a dilemma between EU solidarity and states’ sovereignty

In September 2023, Lampedusa, a small Italian island, faced an unprecedented surge in arrivals, sparking a heated debate within the EU. With conflicting perspectives from leaders like Ursula Von der Leyen, the focus has shifted from humanitarian aid to security concerns. This blog written by Nicolas Rouillard explores the complexities of the crisis, the divergent opinions, and the critical decisions ahead that could reshape Europe's approach to migration.

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INVITATION | TAPF: Taking Stock of Transatlantic Relations

We would like to invite you to an event titled "Taking Stock of Transatlantic Relations", organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the Atlantic Council, and the American Embassy in Prague as part of the Transatlantic Policy Forum conference. The discussion will take place on Thursday, 2. November at 15:00 in the American Centre in Prague.

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RTVS | European Council Summit: Israel, Ukraine and migration

The representants of EU countries arrived in Brussels for the European Council Summit. Our analytist Vít Havelka has commented on the agenda of the meeting - that includes, among other things, the situation in the Middle East, continuous support of Ukraine, the EU's budget or the new migration and asylum pact - in an interview with RTVS.

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ČRo Plus | What does the new European migration pact contain?

European leaders want to tighten the system for returning failed asylum seekers to third countries. What will the new EU migration pact bring? Our analyst Vít Havelka answered this and more questions for Czech Radio Plus.

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ČRo Radiožurnál | How can EU interior ministers adjust the rules for returning failed asylum seekers?

The attack on two football fans in Belgium has exposed the inefficiencies and flaws in Belgium's migration policy. How can EU interior ministers adjust the rules on returning failed asylum seekers? Our deputy director, Viktor Daněk, commented on the topic in the Odpolední publicistika programme.

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Radiožurnál | Union migration reform

Our new deputy director, Viktor Daněk, commented on the newly published draft of the EU migration reform which was approved during the foreign ministers' summit in Spain.

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RevivEU

RevivEU project, carried out by four leading institutions in the V4 countries, looks at the needs, concerns and fears of the V4 citizens in four various EU-related topics. It does so through both quantitative and qualitative research of citizens´ attitudes towards climate change, migration, covid-19 and the rule of law. It also analyses the governmental policies in these four main areas and how the communication of these policies is framed in the public discourse.

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Dezinfo Czech

Even in the Czech Republic we can find a wide disinformation undergrowth that makes it difficult to know where the truth lies. What are the most common narratives around European issues in this country? What do we need to watch out for? At Europeum, we are launching a new project called DezInfoCzech aimed at uncovering the most common disinformation narratives around European topics.

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Český rozhlas Radiožurnál: New migration politics of European Union

In matters of migration and internal affairs, voting in the EU is made by a qualified majority. However, representatives of Hungary and Poland are in favor of a unanimous decision. For Radiožurnál, our senior researcher Vít Havelka commented on the issues of the new EU migration policy.

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RTVS: Ship with 750 people wrecked near Peloponnese, Greece detains its captain

At least 78 people died in the sinking of the ship off the Peloponnese peninsula and hundreds more are missing. Nine people of Egyptian nationality have been detained in Greece in connection with the sinking. They are suspected of people smuggling and face 20 years behind bars. Christian Kvorning Lassen, head of research at the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, also commented on migration within the Mediterranean for RTVS.

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