REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: Fostering Work-Life Balance in Diverse Societies

Another in the series of EU-Pacific talks dealt with fostering work-life balance in diverse societies. The debate focused on examining current demographic trends and their social consequences in high-income countries in Europe and Southeast Asia. The discussion also touched on social systems, flexible job opportunities, and the pressures women face when balancing work and private life.

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BLOG | Unforeseen Dilemmas: The EU-Tunisia Migration Deal in Light of Human Rights Concerns. Was it a mistake?

Tunisia has become the main exit point for asylum seekers and refugees, especially those from sub-Saharan Africa. The EU, faced with a surge in arrivals to Lampedusa, has bolstered its cooperation with Tunisia, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with President Kais Saied. However, questions arise over the EU's handling of human rights abuses in Tunisia, reminiscent of past agreements with Turkey. Nargiz Mustafazade, a trainee in the Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute, writes about this topic in her blog.

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CNN Prima News | Future of Europe after the European Parliament elections

In addition to the usual established parties, there are also recessionary movements running for the European Parliament. We are also seeing an increase in support for national conservative parties or far-right entities. What tendencies are visible on the European political scene today? Is the European Parliament facing a rise in Euroscepticism? And where will Europe go after the forthcoming elections? This and more comments Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute.

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ČT24 | Euroskeptic parties strengthen a month before the European Parliament elections

The European elections are about a month away. Czechs will vote for 21 of the 720 MEPs. This will be the first election since Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic or the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Turnout is expected to be higher than in the last elections five years ago, with right-wing and Eurosceptic parties strengthening. Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of EUROPEUM Institute's Brussels office, described the possible reasons for daily broadcast of Czech TV.

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RevivEU | Should we fear for the economic future of Europe?

We invite you to a public podcast recording focusing on the discussion of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European industrial policy and its potential consequences for the Czech economy and society. We will discuss the new technological dynamics resulting from the pandemic and explore ways in which the European Union can respond to technological competition with the USA and China.

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Události | Why is Euroskepticism and the far-right rising in EU elections?

In the forthcoming European elections, projections suggest that the European People's Party and the Socialists will likely hold their ground. However, a competitive scenario arises for the third spot as liberals confront rising of Eurosceptic and far-right parties. What drives voter behavior towards these political parties? Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of EUROPEUM Institute's Brussels office, answered for main evening broadcast Události at Česká televize.

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Café Evropa | 20 years in the EU: what has membership given and taken away from Boskovice?

Come and debate at the next Café Evropa regional debate series! This time we will be in Boskovice - how do you perceive 20 years in the EU? What has the EU given and taken away from you? Have European subsidies helped the development of the town? Are you worried about what the migration pact will bring? We want to hear from you!

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BalkanInsight | Far from Czexit but Czechs are Still Sceptics

This year the Czech Republic celebrates 20 years since joining the European Union. Czechs are very sceptical about the EU, despite the fact that about 70 percent acknowledge that the Czech Republic benefits from EU membership and would vote to remain. Sceptical perceptions of the Union could be changed by the country's new pro-European leadership. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office and deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this topic for BalkanInsight.

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EU-Pacific Talks | Fostering Work-Life Balance in Diverse Societies

We would like to invite you to the debate called “Fostering Work-Life Balance in Diverse Societies ” in the EU-Pacific Talks series. The debate will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 13:00 via an online stream on FB.

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Policy Paper | FROM STICK SHIFT TO SKILL SHIFT? Reskilling of automotive's employees in the eyes of the industry's stakeholders

There is no time to wait in retraining the employees of car manufacturers if we do not want our car industry to fossilize and disappear. Writes Rebeka Hengalová, research fellow at EUROPEUM Institute.

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