Café Evropa online: Hungary and the EU - how are relations between Brussels and Budapest evolving?

We invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Hungary and the EU - how are relations between Brussels and Budapest evolving?". The debate will take place on 26 May at 17:30 online on our Facebook profile.

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Café Evropa in the regions: the future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?

We would like to invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "The future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?". The debate will take place in person, in the Painted Hall, Museum of Vysočina Jihlava and will also be available to watch online on Facebook. Is the situation really so scary and what does the future hold for the forests of the Vysočina region? What is the current state of forest cover in different parts of the Vysočina region? What circumstances and causes have led to the current state - and which ones are man's fault? What are the consequences of the disaster for nature, wildlife and humans? Can any positives be found in the whole situation? Will our relationship with forests and landscapes change in the future?

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INVITATION: Café Evropa: 18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our EU membership matured?

We would like to invite you to another debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our membership in the European Union grown?". This time the debate will take place in person during Europe Day on Střelecký ostrov in Prague, and will also be streamed on our Facebook page. What are the biggest benefits of the Czech Republic's EU membership? How has the Czech Republic changed since joining the EU and how do you assess its performance in the EU so far? And can the Czech presidency make a major contribution to improving the Czechs' understanding of how the EU works?

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PRESS RELEASE: Reducing transport emissions: the Czech used car market offers affordable cars also in the electric vehicle category

Read the press release prepared by our researcher Michal Hrubý based on an analysis he wrote in collaboration with data analyst Šarlota Smutná from Seznam.cz. The press release describes selected findings and data on the used car and electric car market in the Czech Republic.

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National Convention on the EU: EU relations with the Indo-Pacific region from the perspective of the Czech Republic

Tereza Novotná, Senior Associate Research Fellow, and Alexandra Visnerova, project manager, prepared a background paper on EU-Indo-Pacific relations from the perspective of the Czech Republic. How will the new geopolitical context resulting from the war in Ukraine affect the Indo-Pacific region, including relations with China, and how should the EU respond? Which other partners should the EU work with and which ones should the Czech Republic focus on as a priority during its EU Council Presidency? Which sectors within the European Indo-Pacific Strategy should the EU focus on most and which should the Czech Republic prioritise during its Presidency of the Council?

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INVITATION: Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Options for the Czech Presidency

The EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the Balkans Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) invite you to a public conference on the Balkans and its politics at the event entitled: Consequences of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities for the Czech Presidency. The debate will take place on 11 May 2022 at 18:30 at Impact Hub K10, Koperníkova 10, Prague 2 - Vinohrady, 120 00.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?

We invite you to a debate as part of the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?". The debate will take place on 25 April at 17:30. Is the increasing support for organic farming a step in the right direction? How to set up eco-schemes for the period 2023-2027 to motivate farmers to farm sustainably?

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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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INVITATION: Asylum and migration policy: Danish and Czech perspectives

On behalf of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy we would like to cordially invite you to a discussion titled ''Asylum and migration policy: Danish and Czech perspectives''. The event is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark in Prague. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 16:00 at the European House (Jungmannova 745/24, 110 00) and it will be also live-streamed on our Facebook page.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?

We would like to invite you to the Café Evropa debate on 21 March at 17:30 on the topic "The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?". The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, among other things, further fuelled the question of energy security in the Czech Republic and the EU and the future of energy in our country. The current security situation points to the need to diversify energy sources as soon as possible, i.e. to secure energy supplies from different regions and countries in order to avoid excessive dependence on Russia. There are also views in the public debate that coal extraction could be temporarily increased, which would enable some countries to cover any shortfalls in resources. Is a complete or even partial halt of Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic and the European Union a realistic option? What impact would this have on our energy security? How much further increase in energy prices can we expect in this case? How should EU countries react and help households and industry cope with the expected increase? Could a possible temporary increase in coal extraction mean a return to fossil fuels and the end of the EU's climate ambitions? Or could the current problematic situation further accelerate the energy transition?

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