CRo Plus: Voters will make a final decision about the Turkish president in 14 days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently leading the election over opposition candidate Kemal Kiliçdaroglu. But the voters will decide on the Turkish president in 14 days. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Politics, commented on the course of the elections for Český Rozhlas Plus.

Show more Why is the whole of Europe meeting at the Castle? A six-point summit

What can be expected from the ongoing Prague Summit? What does the meeting of politicians mean and what will it lead to? Prague as European Capital, New European Political Community, Security, No Formalities, Czech Presidency, Gas and Electricity - the six points cover all the most important topics that should be discussed during the meeting. The article is co-authored by our Brussels office manager Žiga Faktor.

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National Convention on the EU: EU relations with the Eastern Neighbourhood

Our researchers Jana Juzová and Katharine Klačanský have written a background paper on EU relations with the Eastern Neighbourhood countries, in which they answer three specific questions. Should the EU continue to approach the Eastern Partnership group as a whole, or should it diversify its approach more? Should the EU develop a specific green strategy for the Eastern Neighbourhood countries and, if so, on what principles? How can the EU counter the influence of other powers (Russia, China, possibly Turkey) working against EU interests in the Eastern Neighbourhood?

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EURACTIV: Turkey under Erdogan has little chance of good relations with the EU. But they must tackle migration together

In an article for, the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, comments on the tense relationship between the EU and Turkey. The commentary focuses on the future direction of mutual relations and migration from Afghanistan.

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COMMENTARIES: European Council meeting on 25 and 26 March

Experts from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy comment on the EU leaders' videosummit, which took place on 25-26 March 2021 in.

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ČRo Radiozurnal: Can relations between the European Union and Turkey be expected to improve?

The head of our Brussels office spoke about the current improvement in relations between Ankara and Brussels. He attributes Erdoğan's turn in rhetoric not only to the outcome of the US elections, after which Turkey lost a significant teammate, but also to the upcoming elections in Germany, which may result in a significantly less conciliatory chancellor than Angela Merkel.

Show more Turkey is warming relations with the EU. What's behind Erdogan's turn?

In his commentary for, the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, deals with the tense relations between the EU and Turkey. The commentary focuses on a surprising statement by Turkish President Erdoğan that Turkey has a strong interest in improving relations with the EU.

Show more The adoption of sanctions against Turkey is a warning signal. What awaits the EU's key relations with Ankara?

In his commentary for, the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, deals with the attitude of EU member states towards Turkey and its exploratory activities in the Mediterranean. He emphasizes Turkey's position as an important strategic partner of the EU and the efforts of European leaders to maintain positive relations.

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INVITATION: Responsible leadership – How can the V4 countries contribute to a stronger Europe on the global scale

We would like to invite you to the event organized by the Think Visegrad platform, which brings together 8 think-tanks from Central Europe. The debate will take place on Thursday 29 October from 5:30 PM online on Facebook.

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ČT24: European Council – Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and Sanctions on Belarus

On Friday, October 2, our Žiga Faktor commented for ČT24 the latest development of the European Council. The topics were the common action against Turkey and sanctions on Belarus.

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