| Meeting of the Visegrad Group Foreign Ministers

The current format of the Visegrad Group lacks common topics; the group fragmented into two pairs that have different opinions in many areas, particularly regarding the issue of Ukraine. However, the interests of Hungary and Slovakia are not in conflict with others, despite what their leaders claim. The conflict in the Middle East, where the Czech Republic is in the minority in its full support of Israel, was also discussed on this meeting. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the situation within the V4 for TN Live.

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Právo | Von der Leyen wants to continue leading the EU

As expected, Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed her interest in continuing as President of the European Commission. Since her arrival, she has faced crises such as Brexit, the global pandemic, the battle over vaccines and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The announcement of her candidacy was analysed by Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM institute, in Deník Právo.

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BLOG | The EU’s communication fiasco: A failed response to the Hamas attack on Israel

The EU didn't manage to communicate well regarding the Hamas attack on Israel. This blog delves into the shortcomings of the EU's response, shedding light on the complexities and challenges faced in handling the aftermath of this sensitive geopolitical situation. Written by Adam Horry.

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INVITATION | Urban Talk: Imaginaries of Revenge

We would like to invite you to a debate on "Imaginaries of Revenge", which will take place within the Prague European Summit. The debate will take place on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 10:50 in the main building of the Faculty of Arts, room 301.

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Looking ahead: Strategic roadmap for transatlantic unity In 2024 -Transatlantic Policy Forum in review-

This report, based on the Transatlantic Policy Forum held in November, examines the challenges facing the transatlantic relationship in 2024 in an increasingly volatile geopolitical environment. It highlights the potential impact on the post-war international order and its democratic values. The Ukrainian counter-offensive, the conflict between Israel and Hamas and the breakdown of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo are highlighted as critical issues. The article also looks at the friction between China and the United States over Taiwan and possible interference in Taiwan's elections.

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ČRo Plus | EU foreign ministers to meet in Brussels. They will discuss Israel and Ukraine again

Israel will again be one of the main topics of the meeting of EU foreign ministers. However, they will also focus on accession negotiations with new countries, including Ukraine. The Director of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on ČRo Plus.

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Hospodářské noviny | We are threatened by the influx of refugees and the loss of oil and gas. It is not in our interest to support everything Israel does

"Europe must stand behind Israel and support its right to exist. But that does not mean that it should take a completely unilateral position on the Gaza conflict. It would pay the price for that", says Luuk van Middelaar, a professor and one of the most respected commentators on events in the European Union, in an interview with Hospodářské noviny. Midelaar participated in the Prague European Summit organised, among others, by the EUROPEUM Institute.

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ČT1 | Minister of Defence and leaving the UN

Czech Defence Minister Jana Černochová has called on social media for the country to withdraw from the UN. The reason was a resolution concerning Israel and Palestine. Her statement did not go unnoticed by the world media and diplomats. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the Europeum Institute, commented on the topic for ČT1's 168 hodin programme.

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RTVS | European Council Summit: Israel, Ukraine and migration

The representants of EU countries arrived in Brussels for the European Council Summit. Our analytist Vít Havelka has commented on the agenda of the meeting - that includes, among other things, the situation in the Middle East, continuous support of Ukraine, the EU's budget or the new migration and asylum pact - in an interview with RTVS.

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TV Nova | European support of Israel in the context of the current crisis

The current visit of the prime minister Fiala in Israel is a clear indicator of the czech support, but what is the situation like in other EU countries? A day before the European council summit our executive director Martin Vokálek commented on the european stand on the Israeli crisis and providing humanitarian aid in an interview with TV Nova.

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