ČRo Plus | What convinced Viktor Orbán to veto financial aid to Ukraine?

Listen to the interview with Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of our Brussels office, about what convinced Viktor Orbán not to veto financial aid to Ukraine?

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E15 | The dispute over money for Ukraine is coming to a head. The security of the whole continent is at stake, warns an expert

The presidents and heads of government of the European Union countries will try to secure additional financial and military aid to Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros (about 1.2 trillion crowns) at their extraordinary meeting starting on Thursday in Brussels. This has been blocked by Hungary since last December. Vít Havelka, a senior research fellow, answers why this summit could be a turning point.

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Právo | In disputes over money and Ukraine, Orbán holds the cards

What is the current situation regarding EU funding for Ukraine and what cards does Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who is against it, hold in his hands? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, explains the situation and the key moments

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Ekonomický deník | There is a consensus to keep China out of Europe's critical infrastructure

The European Union will step up its efforts to reduce its dependence on China in the future. This was demonstrated by a unanimous vote of MEPs on the risks of growing Chinese influence on Europe's critical infrastructure on Wednesday. Our research fellow Zuzana Krulichová commented on the EU's current economic policy towards China for Ekonomický deník.

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ČRo | The current Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán threatens the values, institutions and financial interests of the EU

MEPs say Hungary should not receive any EU funding until it proves that it has reliably corrected its shortcomings in the rule of law and human rights. Viktor Danek, deputy director of the Czech Radio, comments on the current developments concerning Hungary, the EU and the blocking of financial aid to Ukraine.

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ČRo Plus | Rule of Law and Budapest's approach to negotiations on joint funding and support for Ukraine

Listen to an interview with Vít Havelka, Senior Research Fellow at EUROPEUM Institute, in which he comments on the European Parliament's harshest resolution yet against Hungary, specifically its legal status and Budapest's approach to negotiations on joint funding and support for Ukraine.

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ČRo Plus | Petition of MEPs calls for Hungary to lose its voting rights in the EU Council

120 MEPs signed a petition demanding that Hungary loses its voting rights. They argue that the EU's decision-making capacity is nearly blocked because of Hungary's approach. One of the main friction points is financial aid to Ukraine. Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels office and deputy director, commented on the issue for ČRo Plus.

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Radiožurnál | MEPs have run out of patience with Hungary. They are demanding that it loses its voting rights

Because of Hungary's blocking of funding for Ukraine, a number of MEPs have called for the suspension of Hungary's voting rights in the EU Council. 120 lawmakers across different factions have joined the petition. Our Brussels office director and deputy director Žiga Faktor provided his expert commentary on the issue.

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ČRo Plus | Belgian Presidency

Belgium takes over the EU Presidency from the Spanish. What challenges does Belgium face in this role and how does it plan to achieve its objectives? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, explains.

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INVITATION | EU± // How to reform EU institutions?

We are pleased to invite you to another debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic "How to reform the EU institutions?". You can watch the discussion online on our Facebook page on Monday 18 December 2023 at 18:00.

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