ČRo Plus: The European Union is preparing joint gas purchases. The summit has not yet produced an agreement on how to lower prices.

Our research fellow Zuzana Stuchlíková commented on the ongoing negotiations on the European summit to help further joint action towards Russia and European energy independence. What will the energy crisis mean for the incoming Czech presidency?

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ČT24: Candidate country status for Ukraine and Moldova

Ukrainian and Moldovan candidacy. What do these countries have to fulfill in order to be admitted to the EU? Is there political will among the Member States to accept new members into the EU? Is the granting of candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova also a symbolic gesture toward Russia? Our senior researcher Jana Juzová answers these questions in the studio of ČT24.

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iDnes.cz: Ukraine's invitation to the EU spoils the bitterness of unfulfilled promises to the Balkans

The news server iDnes.cz published a commentary by our Senior Research Fellow Jana Juzová. In her commentary, she discusses Ukraine's candidate status and compares it with the situation in the Balkans, where some countries have been waiting for EU membership for decades.

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EKONEWS: MEPs agree on reform of emission allowances, free allocation for industry to end gradually

Our researchers Kateřina Davidová and Michal Hruby commented for the news website Ekonews. In the article, they comment on ETS and their reform, which was approved by the European Parliament.

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RTV: Fall of the bulgarian government

Our research fellow Žiga Faktor commented on the fall of the bulgarian government in the main news programme of Radio Slovakia. The government there lasted only six months in power. One of the reasons for the fall is, among other things, the dispute over EU enlargement. According to our researcher, recent weeks suggest that Sofia is willing to back down from its Veto, which would give the stagnant enlargement process a new impulse. He also mentions that the political instability in the Balkans suits pro-Russian parties.

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E15: The carbon capture business is taking off in Europe. Brussels to release billions for it

On Monday 20 June, the National Seminar on the topic of CO2 capture and storage in geological structures (CCS) took place, which was the subject of a media report on the news website E15, where Michal Hrubý, a Research Fellow at the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, talks about the topic.

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E15: European politicians underestimated Russia 13 years ago. Czech Republic faces a more difficult presidency

Michal Hrubý, our Research Fellow, commented on the topic of the Czech EU Presidency in an article for the news server E15 in which he addresses the issue of gas from Russia. The article also compares the situation with 2009, when the Czech Republic held the EU Council Presidency for the first time.

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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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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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EURACTIV: Success for the second time. MEPs agree on reform of emission allowances

Our researchers Kateřina Davidová and Michal Hrubý are quoted in the Euractiv article. In their quotes, they comment on proposals for potential changes to the emissions trading system.

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