Is climate litigation paving the way for a more effective and fair climate governance?

Charlotte Bufano has published a blog post that focuses on the topic of climate change in relation to governments and their policies.

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Decarbonization of the automotive industry

The project called Decarbonization of the automotive industry aims to enable fast and fair decarbonization of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic by bridging the gap between policy- and decision-makers and companies. The key networking activities rely on evidence-based research outputs and follow-up activities with the respective stakeholders of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, the project aims to deepen the public understanding and social acceptance of the inevitable changes in the transport sector. The project is led by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy with financial support from the European Climate Foundation.

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EU Observer: Pandemic recovery spotlighted at the Prague European Summit 2021

An article by the Communications Manager of the Prague European Summit (PES) Michal Beneš and by our Communications Specialist Aneta Navrátilová describes the international event PES, which is co-organized by our Institute. This year focuses on Europe being Reborn, with an aim to provide a broad platform for debate about the most pressing challenges of the post-pandemic renewal.

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EU Observer: Prague European Summit debate with Slovenian president

An article by the Communications Manager of the Prague European Summit (PES) Michal Beneš and by our Communications Specialist Aneta Navrátilová describes one of the panels of the PES event, which our Institute co-organizes. At it, young representatives from the Future European Leaders Forum (FELF) presented their visions of how to shape EU policies to Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

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Blesk: Epicentre: Zeman's outrageous insults of transgender people. And why hasn't the Czech Republic stood up for homosexuals?

The new Hungarian legislation has provoked a stormy reaction from the EU leadership. It bans education about sexual minorities in schools. However, the Czech Republic is one of the countries that has so far refused to join in the criticism of Hungary. In an interview with CNN Prima News on Sunday, President Miloš Zeman criticised women's political rights activists, the Me Too movement against sexual harassment and sexual minority events such as Prague Pride. His words that he finds transgender people "truly disgusting" have already gone around the world. Is the Czech Republic a progressive and liberal country, as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš claims? What are the implications of the condemnatory words of the head of state? These were the topics of Tuesday's Epicentre with Vladimír Bartovic, director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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POLICY REPORT: The perspectives of the Czech automotive industry's decarbonization

Our Research Fellow Michal Hrubý examines the current state of the Czech automotive industry and its possible decarbonisation in connection with emissions. He divides his recommendations into five points - bolster green investments, financial incentives are the change-drivers, boost charging infrastructure, support the corporate BEVs fleet market and a ban on ICEVs is not the solution per se.

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REPORT: Online Expert Exchange: Visegrad perspectives on the "Fit for 55" climate package

On May 20th 2021, Think Visegrad Platform organised a closed roundtable entitled “Visegrad perspectives on the "Fit for 55" climate package”. The meeting was conducted online and was held under the Chatham House rules. The debate focused on the Central and Eastern European countries’ perceptions of the EU 2030 climate targets, establishing at least 55% emissions cut compared to 1990 levels, and the challenges the V4 countries will face when implementing this new target.

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INVITATION: What EU do we want to have in 2025? - European Trade Policy

We would like to invite you to another debate from the series "What EU do we want to have in 2025?" This time we will discuss the topic of European Trade Policy. The debate will take place on Thursday, 17 June 2021 from 17:30.

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EU MONITOR: Conference on the Future of Europe: Czech Perspective

In the new EU MONITOR, our research fellow Vít Havelka comments on the Conference on the Future of Europe from the perspective of the Czech Republic. He mentions the approach of the Czech government and the public to the policies debated at the Conference.

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POLICY BRIEF: A 10-billion deal: The European Innovation Council to finance and accelerate breakthrough technologies across Europe

In the final part of the EUROPEUM series on the Innovation pillar of Horizon Europe, our Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková focuses on the European Innovation Council (EIC), officially launched in March 2021.

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