| Pfizergate: Transparency or Privacy Protection?

Recent investigation into the purchase of Pfizer vaccines by the EU has revealed the involvement of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, raising questions about transparency and accountability. With the interconnection of several cases, including allegations of undisclosed agreements and legal actions, attention to negotiation processes and financial management within the Commission is increasing. The outcomes of these investigations may influence public trust and future leadership of the EU, highlighting the delicate balance between transparency and privacy protection. Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of the EUROPEUM Institute, offered a commentary for

Show more | Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizergate

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen faces charges related to the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer. The first information came from the The New York Times, which has subpoenaed European Commission documents relating to the negotiations for the purchase of the vaccines. Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of the EUROPEUM Institute's Brussels office, commented on the case for

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ČRo Radiožurnál | European Parliament's lawsuit against the European Commission

The European Parliament is now taking the European Commission to the Court of Justice of the EU over the controversial release of EU funds to Hungary. Why do some MEPs consider the release of funds to be the result of blackmail by Hungary? Why have MEPs taken the matter to court? What could the lawsuit cause comments Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute for Czech Radio.

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iROZHLAS | Segregation of Romani children persists in the Czech Republic

In 2007, the European Court of Human Rights condemned the Czech Republic for discriminating against Romani pupils in their access to education. The Ministry of Education has admitted that this problem continues to this day. Not only is the Czech Republic under scrutiny by the Council of Europe, but it is also at risk of renewed infringement proceedings in the European Union, which could lead to financial sanctions. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this issue for

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ČRo Plus | What will change when Donald Tusk becomes Prime Minister?

Donald Tusk is the new Prime Minister of Poland. Our deputy director Viktor Danek answers questions about the relationship with the European Union and the Polish judiciary in the context of the incoming Tusk government.

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Blog: Discrimination Is Not A Tradition: Case of Poland

Leila Institorisova wrote a blog post on "Discrimination Is Not A Tradition: The Case of Poland", where she analyses Poland's attitude towards LGBTIQ+ rights.

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Blog: Diskriminace není tradicí: případ Polska

Leila Institorisova napsala blog na téma: "Diskriminace není tradicí: případ Polska", kde analyzuje postoj Polska k právům LGBTIQ+.

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CRO Plus: Hungary has two months to change the law on NGO funding

The director of our institute, Vladimir Bartovic, commented on the problematic Hungarian law, which requires special registration from foreign NGOs. According to the European Court of Justice, this is in conflict with EU legislation.

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INVITATION: Law and Covid-19 - second wave, first impressions

On behalf of the Jean Monnet Center for European Studies of the Institute of International Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, we would like to invite you to the webinar "Law and Covid-19: Second Wave, First Impressions" European legal order. The webinar is organized in cooperation with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. The meeting will take place ONLINE on Thursday 26 November 2020 from 17:00 to 18:30.

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Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2019

EUCO meeting held on October 2019 brought several surprises. Read the comments of our experts regarding the future development of Brexit, EU enlargement or climate change combat. We've gathered answers from Christian Kvorning Lassen, Kateřina Davidová, Jana Juzová, Zuzana Stuchlíková, Louis Cox-Brusseau and Martin Michelot.

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