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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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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Job offer: Director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the leading think-tank on European policy within the Czech Republic with offices in Prague and Brussels, is looking for a Director. For more information, including requirements, please see the attached PDF.

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UPDATE: Czech perception of the EU’s COVID-19 response

Our researcher Vít Havelka has written an Update entitled Czech perception of the EU’s COVID-19 response, in which he develops last year’s preliminary findings with regard to how the Czech society perceived the EU’s reaction to COVID-19 pandemic.

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SWP: Between change and continuity: European expectations towards Czech and German EU policies after the 2021 elections

For the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Žiga Faktor, Director of our Brussels office, and Zuzana Stuchlíková, Research Associate at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, co-authored an article on the European expectations of the Czech and German governments' European policy.

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INVITATION: EU-PACIFIC Talks: EU – Japan Strategic dialogue: climate change cooperation as a pathway to the future

We would like to invite you to the third of six debates in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Wednesday 1 December at 18:00 and you can watch the online stream on our Facebook page.

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iRozhlas: The new government means the end of the leaning towards Orbán, but not a radical change. The EU presidency will be crucial

In an article for iRozhlas, our researcher Vít Havelka contributed an analysis of European politics in the context of the new government, the Visegrad Group and the upcoming EU presidency. In his opinion, there will be a radical change in the rhetoric and the way of negotiation on the European stage, but we cannot expect big differences in the Czech vote.

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EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

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Deník.cz: Our politicians in the European Parliament: ANO promotes a different policy than Babiš proclaims at home

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on the different domestic and European policies of the ANO party. From the European Parliament, Czech politics may look different than at home. The coalition that rules the European Parliament and indeed the EU is made up of ANO, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL, STAN and ČSSD.

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PRESS RELEASE: EUROPEUM has a new leadership. It will be led by experienced diplomat Zdeněk Beránek and Martin Vokálek

The EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy will be headed by a new director from October 1st. Zdeněk Beránek, who has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Deputy Ambassador in Washington, has been appointed the new Director. After seven years, he replaces Vladimír Bartovic, who has been with the Institute since 1999. Also, current Deputy Director Martin Vokálek will be in a new position as Executive Director.

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