National Convention on the EU | Background material: The European Political Community and its future potential

Our Senior Research Fellow Jana Juzová, Associate Research Fellow Zuzana Kasáková and Head of the Brussels Office Žiga Faktor prepared the background material for the roundtable of the National Convention on the EU. The topic is "The European Political Community and its future potential". Three main questions are put to the roundtable: What potential does the European Political Community offer and how can it complement existing platforms and processes? In which areas of cooperation does the platform have the greatest potential and what should it focus on? What format and modus operandi would be most beneficial for the Platform to fulfil its purpose?

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E15: Michal Hrubý: Capping of gas prices in the EU could trigger a rationing system

The European Political Community Summit brought together statesmen from all over Europe. One of the key issues discussed is energy and the search for a common solution to the energy crisis. The proposals presented are aimed at influencing gas and electricity prices, but the scope and method of intervention vary from plan to plan, as our researcher Michal Hrubý points out in an article for E15. He also discusses the implications of the solutions, such as the possibility of an energy rationing system.

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Aktuálně.cz: A historic event, but also a weak patch for Ukraine, experts comment on the European summit

Statesmen from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the first ever meeting of the European Political Community. The summit is being held as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and is one of the largest the Czech Republic has ever experienced. The extent to which the meeting is a bringing non-member states to joining the EU is also being debated. Martin Vokálek, our Executive Director, commented on the summit and the expectations associated with it for Aktuálně.cz, stressing its importance as a platform for discussion.

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E15: Macron's European Political Community can help in the energy crisis

What will the first meeting of the European Political Community bring? Will it be possible for the Community to function without formal processes and institutions? And will the meetings have any real results? Representatives from more than 40 countries, including non-EU countries, gathered at Prague Castle to discuss the most important issues of the day. An article for E15 was written by Žiga Faktor, head of our Brussels office.

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Delo: An attempt to consolidate the ranks on the old continent

Head of our Brussels office Žiga Faktor commented on the first meeting of the European political community at Prague Castle for the Slovenian daily Delo. More than 40 European countries, from Armenia and Kosovo to Iceland and Liechtenstein, will take part in the meeting.

Show more Why is the whole of Europe meeting at the Castle? A six-point summit

What can be expected from the ongoing Prague Summit? What does the meeting of politicians mean and what will it lead to? Prague as European Capital, New European Political Community, Security, No Formalities, Czech Presidency, Gas and Electricity - the six points cover all the most important topics that should be discussed during the meeting. The article is co-authored by our Brussels office manager Žiga Faktor.

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ČRo Plus: Prime Minister Petr Fiala will welcome leaders of more than 40 European countries to Prague Castle. What will they discuss? And what this event means?

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the morning broadcast of Czech Radio Plus on the upcoming Prague summit of EU leaders. What to expect and what topics could be discussed? And how do summits held in member states differ from those in Brussels?

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INVITATION: Rethinking and strengthening NATO - how to prepare the Alliance for the future?

We invite you to an online debate organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy as a part of Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF) and with support of International Visegrad Fund. The debate will take place online on April 27 from 17:30 on our Facebook.

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Prague Climate Talks 2021 – debates about climate change

We are happy to announce the continuation of the Prague Climate Talks project – a platform for high-level discussion on the complex issue of climate change. The project will again host a series of debates with experts, professionals from varying relevant fields and the general public.

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POLICY PAPER: European Green Deal: will it bring structural change?

Lucie Vinařská authored a policy paper for the 12th debate of the Prague Climate Talks series titled "European Green Deal: will it bring structural change?", which will take place online on EUROPEUM's Facebook.

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