25 years in NATO | Debate: What has membership given to the Czech Republic?

What does NATO membership mean for the Czech Republic? What are the benefits and obligations associated with it? And how do you perceive the North Atlantic Alliance? Come to Ostrava to debate with Petr Luňák, Deputy Head of the NATO Public Diplomacy Branch.

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Deník N | Will the rotation in NATO leadership involve the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe?

This year will see the expected renewal of top posts in NATO and, after the European Parliament elections, also in the European Union. These positions are traditionally filled by candidates from the wealthy countries of Western and Southern Europe, and to a lesser extent Northern Europe. The countries of Eastern and Central Europe have so far, even after years of membership, still been overlooked. Poland is the only country from the region to have been awarded one of the bloc’s senior positions in the past with Donald Tusk and Jerzy Buzek leading the European Council and European Parliament respectively. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, spoke about the selections of candidates for Deník N.

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Euractiv | Strengthening ammunition production through the new European Defence Industrial Strategy

The new European Defence Industrial Strategy primarily responds to the Ukrainian need for ammunition supplies due to Russian invasion. It includes measures such as support for collective procurement of defense systems, focus on the involvement of European firms in public tenders, support for national budgets in transitioning to new weapon systems, and the development of stronger ties with Ukraine and NATO. Zuzana Krulichová, a researcher specializing in European defense policy at EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the funding of the new strategy for Euractiv.

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EU-Pacific Talks: The weaponisation of information: The future of risk in the digital era?

In the second debate of the third series of EU-Pacific Talks, organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the guests focused on the digital future. The focus was on the experiences of several countries, which provided valuable insights into their proactive approach to countering disinformation and their focus on cyber security. Read about what our guests discussed in a report written by Petra Pospíšilová, Office and Project Coordinator.

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RTVS | Conclusions of the conference of EU and NATO leaders in Paris

Paris meeting of EU and NATO leaders wrapped up with a clear call - to strengthen the defense capabilities and increase the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. The executive director of the EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, spoke more about the reasons and consequences of this extremely quickly summoned meeting for Slovakian RTVS channel.

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Project Coordinator and Analyst in Green Europe Programme

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy invites applications for the position of Project Coordinator and Analyst in the Green Europe Programme.

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Op-Ed | The grain dispute is the first sign that Ukraine's EU accession will not be easy. What obstacles await on this path?

The Ukrainian grain situation is making waves in Europe. Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office Ziga Faktor wrote an Op-Ed about the impact of the situation on the country's EU accession and how some member states are reacting.

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ČRo Plus I Czech president named one of the most influential European personalities of the year by Politico

The Brussels daily Politico named Petr Pavel one of the most important European political figures of the year. Our senior researcher Vít Havelka commented on the reasons for this designation.

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Report: Impact of the Russian war in Ukraine on European Security Architecture and EU’s Eastern Neighborhood

On October 25th, EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office under the representation of Think Visegrad Brussels and in cooperation with Fondation Robert Schuman organized an expert discussion titled “Impact of the Russian War in Ukraine on European Security Architecture and EU’s Eastern Neighborhood”. This discussion, which was held under the Chatham House rules, gathered 19 experts from think-tanks, EU institutions, NATO and diplomats from EU Member states.

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iROZHLAS | Relationship with Russia is important, but communication remains extremely challenging, says US undersecretary

"The partnership between the United States and the Czech Republic has never been as strong as it is now," told iROZHLAS.cz Sonata Coulter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euro-Atlantic Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Antony Blinken, who attended the Transatlantic Policy Forum at the invitation of EUROPEUM Institute.

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