Think Visegrad Fellowship offer: Call for proposals 2021

The Think Visegrad platform, which brings together think tanks from the Visegrad countries, including the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, is offering 8 visiting fellowships to non-Visegrad expert fellows for the period Autumn/Winter of 2021. The duration of fellowships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agreement with the hosting institute).

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Blesk: Epicentre: Zeman's outrageous insults of transgender people. And why hasn't the Czech Republic stood up for homosexuals?

The new Hungarian legislation has provoked a stormy reaction from the EU leadership. It bans education about sexual minorities in schools. However, the Czech Republic is one of the countries that has so far refused to join in the criticism of Hungary. In an interview with CNN Prima News on Sunday, President Miloš Zeman criticised women's political rights activists, the Me Too movement against sexual harassment and sexual minority events such as Prague Pride. His words that he finds transgender people "truly disgusting" have already gone around the world. Is the Czech Republic a progressive and liberal country, as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš claims? What are the implications of the condemnatory words of the head of state? These were the topics of Tuesday's Epicentre with Vladimír Bartovic, director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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ČT24: Critisism of the Hungarian law against LGBT

The director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Vladimír Bartovic, was a guest on Studio ČT24. He commented on the EU's approach to the forthcoming Hungarian law against LGBT.

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POLICY PAPER: 100 days of Biden’s new transatlantic strategy – where does Central and Eastern Europe stand?

In her policy paper, our research fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz provides an in-depth review of President Biden’s first 100 days in office. Piatkiewicz particularly examines Biden's new transatlantic strategy and how it affects the Central and Eastern Europe region.

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"Europe will be made through crises": the limits to the Monnet-Schuman approach to European construction

Rose Hartwig-Peillon analyses Monnet-Schuman's saying regarding to European construction through crises in view to pandemic of covid-19, vaccines and European recovery plan.

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IDM: Brexit – A mess in the institutional EU Framework?

Our research fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz was a guest on the IDM Vienna podcast. The main topic of the podcast, which focuses on the Central Europe, was Brexit and the EU institutional framework.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The rule of law in the EU - How to find common ground on the functioning of democracy, the rule of law and freedom of the media?

We would like to invite you to another in a series of debates of Café Evropa, this time on the topic of the rule of law in the EU. The debate is organized by the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic and the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM in cooperation with Eurocentrum Prague. The media partner of the debate is Dení The debate will take place online on March 11 on our Facebook.

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Regional impact of the Visegrad 4’s policies – Entrenchment or Fragmentation?

In his latest contribution, Márk Szabó deals with the issue of relations of the Visegrad Group, especially its internal coherence, but also the relationship with the EU.

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CRO Plus: Hungary has two months to change the law on NGO funding

The director of our institute, Vladimir Bartovic, commented on the problematic Hungarian law, which requires special registration from foreign NGOs. According to the European Court of Justice, this is in conflict with EU legislation.

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Visegrad Insight: The State of Central Europe after the December EU Summit

Our research collaborator Zuzana Stuchlíková is a guest of the Visegrad Insight podcast, which discusses the state of Central Europe after the December EU summit and the V4 perspective in connection with the compromise on the rule of law.

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