INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The security situation in Eastern Europe - how much are we at risk?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: The security situation in Eastern Europe - how much are we at risk?" The debate will take place on 3 February at 17:30. What are Russia's intentions in Eastern Europe? If diplomacy fails, is war with Russia a realistic scenario? Is the EU being bypassed on resolving tensions on Ukraine's borders? What exactly is Moscow seeking in relation to the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European states?

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INVITATION: EU-Pacific Talks: U.S. - Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship

We would like to invite you to the fifth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "U.S. - Japan relations - new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship". The debate will take place online on the 15th of February and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

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Policy Brief: Black Sea Synergy: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Maritime Security

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad, a publication by Michael van Ginkel was published, focusing on prosperity and security in the Black Sea region. The document provides an overview of the current situation in the region, possible threats, and ways to prevent them. The author of the paper recommends adopting a holistic approach to maritime security and describes priority areas that could benefit from increased synergies in the Black Sea region.

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EU Monitor: The European Army project: the answer to the Union’s strategic shrinkage?

Rose Hartwig-Peillon wrote an EU Monitor on the topic of The European Army project: the answer to the Union’s strategic shrinkage? In this report, she focuses not only on the current defense strategy of the EU and whether the present security and defense tools are effective or not, but she also addresses the question of creating a European Army and if it could help with achieving the goal of European strategic autonomy

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Policy Paper: Time to Redefine the Terms and Conditions of the Transatlantic Relationship? – 2021 Transatlantic Policy Forum in Review

On November 18-19, 2021, the fourth edition of the Transatlantic Policy Forum took place. It was hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Republican Institute (IRI), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of this Policy Paper is to provide a summary and analysis of the discussions that took place, while respecting the Chatham House rule and thus preserving the anonymity of the participants. This analysis aims to highlight and elaborate on the main findings of the participants.

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EU-Pacific Talks: Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European

We would like to invite you to the fourth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European" The debate will take place online on the 11th of January and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

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NEW EUROPE: It’s time to rebrand or put the idea of a European Defense Force to rest

Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz has written an article for NEW EUROPE in which she discusses the future of the idea of a European Defence Force.

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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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Policy Paper: V4 in Brussels – A reality check of the international perspective on Visegrad cooperation

Peter Stepper, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Euroatlantic Program for Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade wrote a policy paper titled "V4 in Brussels – A reality check of the international perspective on Visegrad cooperation".

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Common European Defense

We would love to invite you to another debate within the Café Evropa series, called: "Common European Defense - is cooperation between the armies and the defense industry in the EU countries successful and sufficiently effective?" Although the idea of a common European army has appeared more frequently than ever in the statements of various European politicians in recent years, in reality this possibility is relatively unlikely in the foreseeable future. Is the European Union self-sufficient in terms of raw materials or supply chains? What is the attitude of the Member States of the Union to deepening defense cooperation? And where is European defense actually heading?

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