LA LIBRE: Reputedly Eurosceptic, the Czech Republic is trimming its European suit

Our research fellow Žiga Faktor commented for the Belgian daily La Libre on the topic of Czech Euroscepticism. The positive attitude of Václav Havel (the so-called great European) towards Europe was also reflected in the incoming Czech presidency, specifically in the motto "Europe as a task". The motto is inspired by his speech in Cácy in 1996. Despite a positive attitude in the past, according to the latest data from STEM, only 33 % of Czechs have a positive view of the Czech Republic's EU membership.

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BLOG: The stakes of the upcoming French elections

Rose Hartwig-Peillon writes in her blog about the upcoming French elections. How does the war in Ukraine affect the French presidential election, is Macron already the clear winner of the election or is it not a certainty? Is there a lack of a proper national debate in France?

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Debates from the EU± series

The EU± project - a platform for discussions on topics related to current EU issues in the eyes of the young generation – takes place since the beginning of 2018. In the next year, we continue with debates on topics such as Euroscepticism, Brexit, V4, Erasmus +, work abroad, the situation in the Western Balkans, migration, cybersecurity, the Czech Republic within the EU or fake news and misinformation.

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Euroscepticism among pro-European Italians: A Coronavirus Paradox

Our Francesca Canali analyzes in her latest blog COVID-19 situation in Italy and the question of the changing perception of the EU.

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Europeum and COVID-19

Explore our publications, events and other activities concerning the pandemic and its consequences.

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INVITATION: 30 Years of Freedom: What Future for Think-Tanks?

Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM cordially invites you to the discussion called "30 Years of Freedom: What Future for Think-Tanks?" which takes place on Thursday, January 30 2020 in Prague Creative Center.

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Policy paper: The future of EU Finances: New Own Resources

Markéta Mlčúchová published a policy paper about the reform of EU's budget – and especially its income side – using tools such as Common Consolidated Corporate Taxes, non-recycled plastic packaging waste tax or income from European Emissions Trading System (ETS) auctions.

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Het Financieele Dagblad: Why Czechs do not believe in closer European integration?

In their series, the Dutch newspaper focuses on local eurosceptic tendencies in the countries of the Visegrad group. Christian Lassen and Vít Havelka commented on the current state of affairs in the Czech Republic.

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Seznam Zprávy: Pirate youth wants to change Czech euroscepticism

The site Seznam Zprávy reffered to the opinion poll about the Czech EU membership published by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in February 2018.

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Taking Stock on Future of the EU According to Macron: Perspective from the V4

Matěj Navrátil is the author of a new policy paper on the Macron’s vision of the European Union and its comparison with the V4’s idea of the European future.

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