TA3: Summit to decide Ukraine's fate

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, in an interview for TA3 commented on Ukraine's possible membership in the European Union and the related views of the member states. The original critics of enlargement are now beginning to show support, but status alone is no guarantee of certain membership. What is the decisive factor at the moment?

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Politico: Czech Republic braces for rocky EU presidency amid Ukraine war, high inflation

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for the news website Politico on the approach of the Czech government and the attitude of the Czech electorate towards the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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National Convention on the EU: RECOMMENDATION: Conclusions and implementation of the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Summaries and recommendations arising from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 3 June 2022. Here is a summary of the main points discussed at the Convention. The recommendations have been prepared by the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor.

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ČT24: EC to recommend Ukraine's EU candidacy

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Czech Television on Ukraine's accession negotiations to the EU, whether it meets the requirements and how the other countries seeking accession are doing.

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ČRo Plus: Ukraine's integration into the European Union and the role of the Presidency in these processes

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for ČRo Plus on the Czech Republic's position as the presiding country in Ukraine's EU accession talks. In his commentary, he mentioned what is the decisive factor for the length of the accession talks and whether it is possible to change these procedures during the state of war.

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INVITATION: A more sovereign European Union in the new geopolitical age? A first assessment after the French Presidency of the Council

We would like to invite you to a conference titled "A more sovereign European Union in the new geopolitical age? A first assessment after the French Presidency of the Council" on Tuesday 28 June at 11:00 CET online via ZOOM. The conference will be held in English. The event is organized by the Europeum Institute for European Policy, Austro-French Center, the Institut Montaigne, GLOBSEC, the French Embassy to Austria and the Austrian Society for European Politics.

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Visegrad Insight: Slovenia’s New Government Rejects ‘Orbán’s Visegrad’

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Visegrad Insight. Žiga Faktor points out that the centre-left opposition parties united in an informal coalition known as the "Constitutional Arch Coalition" have not coordinated as closely as the opposition parties in the Czech Republic, which have formed two coalition blocs, the centre-right SPOLU and the centrist PirStan.

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INVITATION: EU as a Task: Presentation of policy priorities of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU

We would like to invite you to the discussion titled: "EU as a Task: Presentation of policy priorities of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU", which will take place on Monday 20th June, from 17:00 at the House of European History, Rue Belliard 135, 1000 Bruxelles. The event is organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union.

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National Convention on the EU: Conclusions and implementation of the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe

The head of our Brussels Office Žiga Faktor has prepared a background paper on the Conclusions and Implementation of the Outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe. In it, he answers three questions: How to get more attention from citizens and the media for the conclusions of the Conference? How to ensure successful implementation of the outcomes of the CoFoE? Is it appropriate to use some aspects of the Conference after its conclusion?

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: EU enlargement - when will the Western Balkan countries see their EU membership?

We invite you to a debate as part of the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "EU enlargement - when will the Western Balkan countries see their membership in the Union?". The debate will take place on 7 June at 17:30 online on our Facebook profile.

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