The new EU emission target will get particular outlines. For the Czechia, this is an opportunity to modernize energy and industry

Kateřina Davidová wrote a commentary reflecting the new emission targets in the context of the Czech Republic.

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Rádio Slovensko: Slovak government agreed to purchase the Russian unregistered vaccine Sputnik V

Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy Vladimír Bartovic was a guest at today’s broadcast of Rádio Slovensko, where he commented on the decision made by the Slovak government led by Igor Matovič regarding the purchase of Russian vaccine Sputnik V. Vaccines, which are currently being used in the EU are properly registered, whereas the Russian one is not. Nevertheless, opinions on the vaccine differs broadly.

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TA3: The European Medicines Agency is doing its best to mitigate the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic

The director of our institute, Vladimir Bartovic, summarized and commented on the content of the virtual European summit on the steps that the European Union should take in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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ČRo Plus: Rich countries are jumping in line for vaccines, the expert points out. The consequences can last for decades

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the issue of vaccine availability in the Western Balkans on the Czech Radio Evropa Plus program.

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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ČRo Plus: The dispute between Poland and Hungary and the rest of the European Union: The struggle for the rule of law and the budget

Our researcher Vít Havelka was a guest on Sunday's broadcast of Evropa Plus, where he commented on the possible consequences of a dispute between Poland and Hungary and the rest of the European Union concerning the establishment of the EU budget for the rule of law. He also commented on cases in which the proposed legislative act could be applied.

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ČRo Plus: About the vicissitudes that Northern Macedonia must go through in order to become part of a united Europe

Our researcher Jana Juzová was a guest on the Evropa Plus broadcast, where she commented on the complicated relationship between Bulgaria and North Macedonia. She describes today's situation where Bulgaria denies Macedonian identity.

Show more Another blow to EU unity. Bulgarian "blackmailing" threatens the accession of Northern Macedonia

In her latest commentary, our research fellow Jana Juzová focuses on the recent development of the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans, especially on the Bulgarian rejection of membership talks with Northern Macedonia.

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RTVS: Joe Biden's victory in the US election

The director of our Institute, Vladimír Bartovic, spoke for Slovak Radio and Television RTVS on the topic of relations between the European Union and the United States in the context of the American elections and its winner Joe Biden. According to experts, this choice will improve EU-US relations.

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