INVITATION: Protection of information space, free media and their role in strengthening the rule of law

We would like to invite you to a conference on the protection of information space, free media and their role in strengthening the rule of law, which will take place on 3 June at 13:45 at the European House in Prague.

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EU MONITOR: The European Union’s Position Toward Ukraine’s EU Membership

Jakub Ferenčík wrote the EU Monitor on "The EU's stance on Ukraine's EU membership", where he discusses Ukraine's potential membership in the EU. Ferenčík also discusses the process of transitioning to EU membership and compares it to a similar process faced by some other countries, notably Serbia. In his work, the author discusses some of the factors of the transition process, from subscribing to EU values such as "human dignity, freedom and equality" to creating an area of "prosperity and neighbourhood".

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Russian aggression in Ukraine - can we stop Putin?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic: " Café Evropa: Russian aggression in Ukraine - can we stop Putin?". The debate will take place on 2 March at 17:30. What will be the impact of the joint actions of the EU and NATO countries on Russia? Are the arms supplies sufficient or should direct military support be included? Can economic sanctions help Ukraine in any way now, or is this more of a step that will only become apparent in the longer term? Is the collapse of the rouble and the entire Russian market realistic? How can China influence Russia's current economic situation? And how will these sanctions be felt by the Russian population?

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Policy Paper: Time to Redefine the Terms and Conditions of the Transatlantic Relationship? – 2021 Transatlantic Policy Forum in Review

On November 18-19, 2021, the fourth edition of the Transatlantic Policy Forum took place. It was hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Republican Institute (IRI), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of this Policy Paper is to provide a summary and analysis of the discussions that took place, while respecting the Chatham House rule and thus preserving the anonymity of the participants. This analysis aims to highlight and elaborate on the main findings of the participants.

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REPORT: Stocktaking and Evaluating EU defence cooperation – expectations and the role of the V4

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, wrote a report on the panel discussion that took place in a hybrid form in Brussels. During the panel, speakers discussed the latest developments in the NATO Strategic Concept and European defence autonomy debate. In addition, they focused on how Central and Eastern Europe, in particular countries of the Visegrad group, affect the process.

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INVITATION: 2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?

We would like to invite you to a debate titled "2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?" The online debate will take place on the 21st of December at 10:00.

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Radio Prague International: Fiala govt will be pro-Western but shift on migration unlikely

The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Zdeněk Beránek, commented for Czech Radio on the incoming Czech government headed by Petr Fiala of the ODS. He looked at whether the new government will actually follow Havel's human rights agenda, or what its installation will mean for the Visegrad Four.

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INVITATION: Transatlantic Relations in Review: Shared Values and Challenges

We would like to invite you to the debate “Transatlantic Relations in Review: Shared Values and Challenges”, which will take place in American Center at Tržiště 366, Malá Strana and will also be streamed online here on our Facebook page. The debate will take place on Thursday 18th November at 15:30.

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COMMENTARIES: State of the European Union address 2021

Experts from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy comment on the State of the Union address (SOTEU) given by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on 15 September 2021.

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INVITATION: EU-PACIFIC Talks: China: Friend or Foe? China's growing influence and its impact on the EU

We would like to invite you to the first of six debates in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Tuesday 21 September at 14:00 on our Facebook.

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