Blisty: Rozhovor Britských listů 505. Are the Visegrad Four irrevocably discredited?

The head of our Brussels office Žiga Faktor gave an interview to the British Gazette. In the interview they compare how the Czech Republic and Slovenia are dealing with the legacy of populist governments.

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FÓRUM sociální politiky: The Green Deal can be socially progressive

Our researcher Kateřina Davidová has written in the professional journal FORUM of Social Policy a short essay on how the Green Deal can be socially progressive. In the article, she summarises the current development of the Green Deal for Europe with a focus on socio-economic areas. The text argues that a socially just transformation to a low-carbon economy will only be achieved when the polluter pays principle is respected and free allowances are no longer handed out to big industry.

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E15.cz: The Brexit deal is in danger of collapse. The dispute between Brussels and London can be settled by the Czechs

Martin Vokálek, executive director of the Europeum Institute for European Policy, commented for E15 on the tense situation between the European Union and the UK in the area of economy and trade. In particular, the problematic region of Northern Ireland and compliance with the so-called Good Friday Agreement. The emergence of new tariff barriers between Britain and the European bloc is thus clearly a real threat.

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E15.cz: Electromobility in the shadow of war - why to deal with raw materials now?

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý wrote an article for the news portal E15.cz about electromobility in the shadow of war. The article details to what extent the conflict in Ukraine has affected the energy market, what issues we need to focus on in the coming months and what should be the key to achieving so-called raw material security.

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ČT24: EU leaders negotiate with Chinese leadership

EUROPEUM Institute analyst Alexandr Lagazzi spoke in the program Studia ČT24 about the summit between the European Union and China, which dealt with mutual future relations and economic ties. The conflict in Ukraine was the main topic of discussion on the EU side. It was China's hesitant stance and reaction to economic sanctions against Russia that was addressed, as well as China's rejection of NATO.

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Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Dealing with Geopolitical and Security Shifts in the Region

We would like to invite you to the in person debate called "Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Dealing with Geopolitical and Security Shifts in the Region" which will be held at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Staroměstké náměstí 4/1, Prague (Room "Minuta") on Friday, March 18 at 15:00.

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VÚPSV: Green deal for Europe or green imperative?

Our researcher Michal Hrubý provided a commentary to the Reseach institute for labour and socisl affairs (VÚPSV) on the Green Deal. He outlined the important foundations on which the agreement is based and noted how deepening knowledge will have a positive impact on society as well as on the fight against climate change.

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Policy Brief: The future of natural gas in the EU

A Policy Brief on the future of natural gas in the European Union was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the brief, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, focuses on the current market crisis, which has raised questions about the role of gas in the decarbonisation process, as well as the cost and security of supply, and highlights the need for a common gas strategy that is in line with the objectives of the Green Deal, but also responds to short-term challenges.

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Deník N: The Green Deal is more important than ever, says the Decarbonising Automotive Transport conference

Our researcher Michal Hrubý attended the conference on Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport where he took part in the debate. We are on the threshold of a decision about the future of Czech car transport. Demand for electromobility is growing exponentially globally, as is the development of battery technology. In the future, these could become value-added products that will kick-start our economy and return the Czech Republic to a leading position in the investment environment. According to representatives of the European Parliament, the state administration, the automotive industry and independent experts on electromobility, it is now important for the Czech Republic to leave the scepticism of change behind and start educating and preparing for the decarbonisation of automotive transport. Not only for the environmental impact, but especially for the future competitiveness of the sector. This was stated in a debate at the Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport conference organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy on Tuesday 1 March.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?". The debate will take place on 15 February at 17:30. Do Czech citizens have sufficient awareness of the Green Deal and the "Fit for 55" package and how should public institutions and the media communicate these topics to the public in an understandable way? Are climate change mitigation issues at all important to the Czech public? What misinformation is circulating about the EU and climate change on Czech misinformation websites and social networks? Where is the misinformation coming from in the Czech online environment? How to identify and combat them?

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