Právo | President of the European Council pleases Orbán

Charles Michel announces that he will not stay on as President of the European Council until the end of his mandate and will run for a seat in the European Parliament in June. Such a move could make Viktor Orbán, as head of the presidency, the EU's top representative for a time. You can read about, what will happen if the Union does not find Michel's successor in time, in a commentary by our deputy director Viktor Daňek.

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Policy Paper | European Union Values and Member States: Crises, Solidarity, and the Role of the Rotating Council Presidency

In order to fight major problems facing the European Union, including the constant accusations of the democratic deficit of the entire integration project, it is necessary to understand the importance of adopting, respecting, and implementing fundamental European values in member states. Writes Dario Čepo in his Policy Paper.

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RTVS | Conclusions of the European Council in Brussels

What did the European leaders agree on after the European Council summit and what lies ahead for the European Union in the near future? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM, commented on the outcomes of the important summit for RTVS.

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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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E15: The EU Council approves strengthening the rights of couriers. It will make delivery services worse, warn Uber and Bolt

A new directive is being prepared in the European Union, which should come into force in the second half of 2025 at the earliest. It deals with the labor law issue of delivery services. The Czech context and interests of the platforms were added to the E15 article by our researcher Klára Votavová.

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National Convention on the EU | Recommendation: Evaluation of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU

Our associate research fellow Zuzana Kasáková and our senior research fellow Vít Havelka prepared a recommendation resulting from the round table discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on February 24, 2023 on the topic "Evaluation of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU". The issued recommendations for the Czech Republic include, for example, the use of the positive result of the Czech presidency, its improved image, and contacts for formulating and promoting the long-term priorities of the Czech Republic in the European Union. Another recommendation is that the Czech Republic should ensure adequate security, both personnel and professional, for the awarding of public contracts for the future Czech presidency.

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National Convention on the EU | Background material: Evaluation of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU

Our research associate Zuzana Kasáková and our senior researcher Vít Havelka prepared background material for the Round Table of the National Convention on the EU on the topic Evaluation of the Czech Presidency. Three main questions are put to the Round Table: How successful has the Czech Reublic been in implementing its Presidency priorities? How successful was the Czech Republik in carrying out its presidency in terms of organisation? Has the Czech Republic been successful in promoting its membership in the European Union?

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Analysis: Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Enlargement as a strategic decision

Our senior researcher Jana Juzová has written an analysis in which she describes the fact that EU enlargement policy and the EU's south-eastern and eastern neighborhood represent some of the most important areas of Czech foreign and European policy in the last two decades.

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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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Aktuálně.cz: A historic event, but also a weak patch for Ukraine, experts comment on the European summit

Statesmen from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the first ever meeting of the European Political Community. The summit is being held as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and is one of the largest the Czech Republic has ever experienced. The extent to which the meeting is a bringing non-member states to joining the EU is also being debated. Martin Vokálek, our Executive Director, commented on the summit and the expectations associated with it for Aktuálně.cz, stressing its importance as a platform for discussion.

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