| Peace summit: expectations and reality

Ninety countries and organizations confirmed their participation in the Peace Summit focusing on the war against Ukraine. It will take place in Switzerland in June. The United States will be represented by Vice President Kamala Harris, China refused to participate and Russia was not invited. What are the key goals of the summit? What is the thinking behind the refusal to invite Russia? Why did China decide not to come? Read the article by the Ukrainian-Polish online media, commented by Tereza Novotná, researcher in EUROPEUM Institute.

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The Parliament Magazine | Is pan-European party Volt the future of EU politics?

The political group Volt received five times more votes in this year's European elections compared to 2019. Does it have the potential to gain even more support? Where did this political group come from and what is in its program? Vít Havelka, Senior Researcher at EUROPEUM Institute, commented for The Parliament Magazine.

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PES 2024 | The EU must cooperate not only militarily, but also to defend itself against cyber attacks from Russia, said Minister Dvořák at the conference

The second day of the Prague European Summit 2024 conference at the Czernin Palace was opened with a speech by Czech Minister for European Affairs Martin Dvořák. He thinks of the enlargement of the European Union as crucial. "We have to realize that the enlargement of the EU, our defense and security and the current Central European position are interconnected," he said.

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iDnes | Czechs voted for Euroscepticism

European Parliament elections have been held in the EU Member States, but they have shown that the exchange rate will not change much. According to Viktor Daňek, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, the elections did not shake Europe too much and the future parliament will be slightly more right-wing.

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TA3 | The new parliament will determine the direction of the EU

Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the EUROPEUM Brussels Office, commented on the interim results of the June European Parliament elections directly from Brussels.

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TV Nova | EU elections and functioning of the European Parliament

What was the voter turnout in past years in the elections to the European Parliament in the Czech Republic? What are the reasons for such voter turnout? What were the most common myths spread during the campaign? Which topics were key during the Czech European elections? These and other questions were answered by Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute.

Show more | Charanzová the most influential MEP

The European Parliament has been mentioned a lot lately. However, this institution, which is far away from the Czechs, will undergo a transformation in the June elections. The EUROPEUM Institute has prepared a ranking of the influence of MEPs based on a survey of selected experts and stakeholders in European politics. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, describes the ranking in more detail.

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RTVS | Political Groups in the European Parliament

The European People's Party (EPP) in the European elections may face competition from political groups such as the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and the far-right Identity and Democracy (ID). After the elections, negotiations on the structure of the political groups and the future President of the European Commission will commence behind closed doors. Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, comments for Slovak radio RTVS.

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Horizont ČT24 | Immigration centre in Albania

A large-scale immigration centre is to be operational in Albania from August. Rome is building it to take illegal migrants intercepted at sea out of its territory until the asylum process is completed. Critics say the plan is unfair to migrants because it will disproportionately prolong their stay in the European Union when they are assessed. Is this an effective solution or is it just part of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's election campaign? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for Horizont ČT24.

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ČTK | Far-right parties will get stronger after the European elections, but can they unite?

Could the far-right parties in the European Parliament win more votes than the traditionally largest EPP faction, as some polls suggest? And what would this mean for Ursula von der Leyen's chances of being re-elected as head of the European Commission? Žiga Faktor, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute and head of its Brussels office, commented for ČTK.

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