| Possible changes in European subsidies

The European Parliament elections are less than two weeks away, and one of the main topics will be the subsidy system. A number of experts are calling for it to be changed, and questions arise as to where the European Union will get the money for subsidies. The transformation of the EU towards green technologies could limit financial resources for structural funds, which would have a negative effect mainly on poorer countries, including the Czech Republic. Economists also point to possible financial problems for the EU after the departure of Great Britain, one of the biggest contributors. Klára Votavová, a researcher at the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the situation for TV Nova.

Show more | Recognition of diplomas from Member States still not working in the EU

Education is one of the topics on the agenda ahead of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. The Member States themselves should increase the amount of funding flowing into schools. For example, the recognition of university diplomas, could be worked on. Zuzana Krulichová, a researcher at EUROPEUM Institute, described the issue for the main evening broadcast of TV Nova.

Show more | Up to a third of Czech voters do not know the EU Commissioner Věra Jourová

Czech Commissioner Věra Jourová has been Vice-President of the European Commission for the past five years, as well as Commissioner for Values and Transparency. EUROPEUM Institute has assessed her tenure and popularity in the Czech Republic in cooperation with STEM. The results of the survey were presented to by EUROPEUM analyst Vít Havelka.

Show more | Migration Pact could cost the Czech Republic millions of crowns

The Czech Republic will be able to apply for an exemption from the migration pact because of Ukrainian refugees on its territory. If this exemption is not granted, the Czech Republic will either have to accept more migrants or pay a sum of up to 480 million CZK per year into an EU fund. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the migration pact for online outlet

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TV Nova | Despite the Green Deal, the Czech Republic still faces issues with excessive emissions

The Czech Republic ranks among countries with highest emissions, with industrial and domestic heating being the main source. From 2027 onwards, new measures will be implemented, affecting households and automobiles, as part of the European commitment to the Green Deal for Europe. One of these measures is, for example, the second version of emission permits. Research associate from the EUROPEUM Institute, Rebeka Hengalová, discussed this system on the main broadcast news on TV Nova.

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Euractiv | More wind, less coal. What are the benefits of wind energy for the Czech Republic?

Coal has been an important part of the Czech economy for decades. As a fossil fuel, however, it is a significant producer of greenhouse gases, especially CO2. Our Research Fellow Jonathan Lyons and Senior Research Fellow Kateřina Davidová write in their commentary about the benefits of decarbonisation and switching to wind energy.

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iROZHLAS | Relationship with Russia is important, but communication remains extremely challenging, says US undersecretary

"The partnership between the United States and the Czech Republic has never been as strong as it is now," told Sonata Coulter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euro-Atlantic Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Antony Blinken, who attended the Transatlantic Policy Forum at the invitation of EUROPEUM Institute.

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EURACTIV: Three reasons why the Czech Republic should accelerate the transition to photovoltaics

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy is the cheapest source of electricity in the world, but the Czech Republic still lags far behind the European average. What are its advantages, and how to speed up its implementation in the Czech Republic as quickly as possible? These are the topics discussed by Jonathan Lyons and Kristína Kráľovská, research associates at EUROPEUM Institute, in collaboration with editor Kateřina Horáková in a new article on

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EURACTIV: European cities face heatwaves. How are they combating it and what can the Czech Republic learn?

Cities in southern and western Europe are adapting to summer heatwaves. What measures are they taking to protect their citizens? In an article for EURACTIV, EUROPEUM Institute Associate Katarína Svitková describes the situation.

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ČTK: Czechia has consistently fulfilled its role as presiding country, Brussels experts say

Lots of good work, successful, excellent. These are also the terms used by analysts working in Brussels to assess the end of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In interviews with ČTK, a trio of experts, including the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, praised the way the Czech Republic has approached directing the debates between the member states.

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