Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021

Our researchers Vít Havelka, Kateřina Davidová and Danielle Piatkiewicz wrote a paper titled Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021.

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INVITATION: EU± // Is the V4 the most important Czech ally in the EU?

We invite you to the EU± debate, this time on whether the V4 is the most important ally of the Czech Republic. The debate is organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS - Teaching and debating EU small states' security at FSV UK and co-funded by the European Union's Europe for Citizens programme.

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INVITATION: The Czech Republic's position in the EU after the elections - what direction will it take?

A new government will lead the Czech Republic after the recent elections. It will have to face domestic challenges such as high inflation and rapidly growing national debt, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the issue of affordable housing. At the same time, however, the Czech government will also face many important issues with European implications. The future direction of the Czech Republic within the EU will be another topic of Café Evropa debates.

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EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

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Deník.cz: Our politicians in the European Parliament: ANO promotes a different policy than Babiš proclaims at home

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on the different domestic and European policies of the ANO party. From the European Parliament, Czech politics may look different than at home. The coalition that rules the European Parliament and indeed the EU is made up of ANO, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL, STAN and ČSSD.

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INVITATION: To what extent will the parliamentary elections affect the parties' approaches to the European Union?

We invite you to the debate "To what extent will the parliamentary elections affect the parties' approaches to the European Union?" The debate will take place on Thursday 6 October 2021 from 17:30 to 19:00.

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INVITATION: Prague Climate Talks: Climate as an electoral topic: Czechia vs. Germany

We would like to invite you to the Prague Climate Talks debate, organized by the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM together with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague and under the auspices of the United Nations Czech Republic. The media partner of the project is Deník N. On Thursday September 9, we will focus on Climate as an electoral topic. The event will take place from 17:00 to 18:30 online on our Facebook.

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ČRo Plus: By how much would it be necessary to increase the budget for the Czech Presidency of the European Union in order to be sufficient?

Our research fellow Vít Havelka talked about the issues of the Czech Presidency of European union in the Czech Radio Plus broadcast. The presidency is facing the problem of a small budget and the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

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Deník N: Thanks to Biden, the climate in geopolitics will not be ignored, was heard on the Prague Climate Talks

Experts from our Prague Climate Talks series, which consists of expert debates focusing on climate change, commented on what current US climate policy looks like and what changes the new office of President Biden will bring. They also focused on what this means for the European Union and other countries.

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ČRo Plus: How should the European Union change? The Conference on the Future of Europe is about people's views

Our research collaborator Zuzana Stuchlíková commented on the issue of the Conference on the Future of Europe on the Europe Plus program.

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