INVITATION | Defending our Democratic Norms: Strengthening Transatlantic Relations in Times of Conflict

We would like to invite you to the debate called "Defending our Democratic Norms: Strengthening Transatlantic Relations in Times of Conflict". The debate will take place on November 23 at the American Center at 10:00 am. The language of the debate will be English.

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INVITATION: Debate: / Débat d'idées : "80 years ago, General de Gaulle declared the Munich Agreement null and void"

We would like to invite you to a debate on "80 years ago General de Gaulle declared the Munich Agreement null and void". On 29 September 1942, General de Gaulle declared the Munich Agreement null and void from the outset. It was a powerful gesture and an unappreciated act of resistance. How can we understand his declaration? Why on this day? What were the immediate consequences for relations between the Czechoslovaks and the French? And what, in general, is the legacy of the Munich Agreement in France, in the Czech Republic and at the heart of Franco-Czech relations?

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CRo Plus: Mission of Reconciliation. Why are relations between France and Germany strained?

The originally scheduled regular meeting between the governments of France and Germany was eventually postponed. Could this be a signal of some major differences in relations between the countries? What are the causes of the contradictions? Are they more personal or political? What impact could it have if Paris and Berlin fail to agree on their position on China? Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka commented on the situation between the countries in the programme Odpolední Plus for Czech Radio Plus.

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WNP.PL: From price freezes to temperature limits. Here's how Europe is tackling the energy crisis.

The energy crisis is forcing European governments to reduce energy consumption, but also to introduce mechanisms to protect consumers from rising heat and electricity prices. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented on the situation in the EU. "The Czech Republic and Italy are trying to diversify their gas supplies but have not yet decided on radical measures to reduce consumption. " "France has a problem with an ageing fleet of nuclear power stations and may not have enough electricity this winter. " "The French government, like the Czech Republic, has introduced a price cap on household energy bills and has decided to compensate the poorest households with a cost of between €100 and €200. "

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E15: Candidate status is just a gesture. Ukraine will join the European Union decades from now

Senior Research Fellow Jana Juzová commented for on the topic of Ukraine's EU membership. The launch of the accession process was supported by the European Commission, but also by some EU member states - for example, Germany, France, Italy and, of course, the Czech Republic.

Show more The Czech Presidency will be a voyage in rough waters

Our senior research fellow Vít Havelka provided an analysis of the future progress of the Czech EU Presidency, which the Czech Republic will take over from France. The Czechs will have the opportunity to show that they are good negotiators who can bring the EU together. According to Havelka, we have the skills to do so and the benchmarks for success are already clear.

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INVITATION: EU as a Task: Presentation of policy priorities of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU

We would like to invite you to the discussion titled: "EU as a Task: Presentation of policy priorities of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU", which will take place on Monday 20th June, from 17:00 at the House of European History, Rue Belliard 135, 1000 Bruxelles. The event is organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union.

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Stošestka: How does the victory of Vučić and Orbán threaten the values of the rule of law?

Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM Research Fellow, participated in the new episode of Transparency International's Stošestka podcast. From Brussels, she explained how the elections in Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, and France decided the political future of Europe.

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ČRo: German reaction to the re-election of Emmanuel Macron - a clear pro-European signal

Our Associate Research Fellow, Tereza Novotná, was interviewed by Czech Radio about the French presidential election in which Emmanuel Macron was re-elected and France's position in the European Union.

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BLOG: French elections amidst the French Presidency – a reflection of the impact of the French Presidential campaign

Esteban Gas has written a blog about the French elections that took place during the French presidency. While Macron’s re-election at a glance enables another term of continuation of the existing French agenda in the Union, the tightening of the gap between the far-right and Macron will have to be acknowledged politically in the years to come and might affect the EU.

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