EU-Pacific Talks: Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European

We would like to invite you to the fourth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European" The debate will take place online on the 11th of January and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

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Policy Paper: Czech-Russian Escalation as a Case of Deeper EU-Russia Crisis: Time for a United and Credible Action

Pavel Havlíček, an analyst at the AMO Research Centre, has written a policy paper for our Brussels office on the Czech-Russian escalation as a case of a deeper crisis between the EU and Russia. In his article, he also makes recommendations for the European Union. The text was written during a research stay in Brussels, which was facilitated by our Brussels office with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks

Our research fellow Vít Havelka contributed to the publication "MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks", published by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is the author of a chapter on the Visegrad Group.

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INVITATION: 30 Years of Visegrad: Role of the V4 countries in shaping the future of the EU

We would like to invite you to a conference titled "30 Years of Visegrad: Role of the V4 countries in shaping the future of the EU". The debate will take place on Monday, 22nd of November 2021 starting from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. The event will take place in Brussels and will be live-streamed online.

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Policy Paper: New START Treaty – State, future and implications for the EU and V4

In his policy paper "New START Treaty – State, future and implications for the EU and V4", written in cooperation with the Think Visegrad think tank, Juraj Sýkora, a Junior Researcher at SFPA, analyses the current state of nuclear arms control, the New START Treaty, what it contains and who it concerns. The policy paper also analyses the prospects until 2026, when the extension of the Treaty expires.

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E15.cz: Analysis: Less anti-EU rhetoric and distance from Orbán. The substance of foreign policy remains

Zdeněk Beranek, Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for the news portal E15 on the future direction of Czech foreign policy towards the European Union. Beránek does not expect a significant change in attitude towards the EU and expects the anti-Brussels rhetoric to cease with the new government. On the other hand, relations with problematic EU members such as Poland and Hungary will weaken.

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E15: Dutch PM wants to take EU money away from Poland. He wants to freeze Dutch money from Poland

Zdeněk Beranek, Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for the news portal E15 on the statement of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the rejection of the Polish National Recovery Plan. Poland would lose €36 billion, roughly CZK 914 billion, in EU funds. However, according to Zdeněk Beránek, such a scenario is not imminent.

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Emerging Europe: Despite new Warsaw-Brussels feud, there will be no Polexit

The Director of Europeum Institute for European Policy Zdeněk Beránek contributed to an article on the current relations between Poland and the European Union. The article refutes predictions of Poland's imminent departure from the EU and covers, among other things, the disputes over the Turów mine.

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Radio Z: Hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants detained in Germany near the border with Poland in recent days, they entered the EU via Belarus

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on current events on the Belarus-Polish border. Precisely because of migration, Poland extended the state of emergency on the border with Belarus. The problem will be discussed by the European Parliament.

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ČRo Plus: To what extent is Poland energetically dependent on the Turów mine and the connected power plants?

Kateřina Davidová, a research fellow from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy for ČRo Plus commented on current issues about the Turów mine, the extent to which Poland is energetically dependent on it, but also how to deal with potential unemployment in the region.

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