STVR | Boycott of the Hungarian Presidency in Council of the EU

Most European Union states have decided to boycott the Council meeting in Budapest. This decision is a reaction to Orbán's "peace mission", during which he met with Russian President Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and former US President Trump under the banner of the Hungarian presidency without any mandate from the EU. Will EU criticism slow Orbán down in his next steps? Can Hungary's presidency be revoked? Does EU foreign policy even need to be unified? The situation is commented on by Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute.

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ČTK | Commission President is assembling her team of commissioners, but so far has few candidates

After being approved by the European Parliament, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is starting to assemble her team of commissioners. Some countries have already submitted their candidates, but many are still pending, including the Czech Republic. In Czechia, discussions about potential candidates are ongoing, with additional names being proposed alongside those suggested by the STAN political party. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, comments on the situation for Czech News Agency.

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ČRo Plus | Reactions of European leaders to Joe Biden's campaign withdrawal

There are relatively few comments from European leaders on Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential campaign, and those that do appear are rather restrained. How significant is Joe Biden's withdrawal for European leaders? Should the European Union prepare for what will happen after the U.S. elections? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, answered for ČRo Plus.

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Seznam Zprávy | The victory of Ursula von der Leyen. How she became president of the Commission for the second time

Ursula von der Leyen has secured another five years at the helm of the EU executive. She received more support from MEPs in a secret ballot than five years ago. She succeeded despite leading the Commission through times of unprecedented crises. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, reviewed previous five-year term for Seznam Zprávy.

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ČT24 | Von der Leyen re-elected as president of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen has retained her position as President of the European Commission. She received a total of 401 votes, significantly exceeding the required majority of 361 votes. The result was not as close as expected. What ultimately helped her achieve victory? And how difficult was it for her to negotiate support? Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, Žiga Faktor, commented for ČT24.

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Seznam Zprávy | Thursday's vote will decide the future of the European Commission and Meloni's political position

Thursday's vote will determine whether the current head will continue to lead the European Commission. However, it will also be pivotal for Italian Prime Minister Meloni. She must either join the majority or risk ending up on the sidelines. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, provided a comment on her goals for Seznam Zprávy.

Show more | MEPs of the Patriots for Europe group face isolation

MEPs from the Patriots for Europe, including representatives of the ANO movement, face isolation in the European Parliament. They are unlikely to secure key positions, significantly limiting their influence on the legislative process. Other political groups are attempting to isolate far-right parties through a so-called cordon sanitaire, a measure already felt by Klára Dostálová, who was not elected Vice-President of the EP. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the situation for

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STVR | The European Parliament will once again be led by Roberta Metsola

Roberta Metsola, a member of the European People's Party, has once again been elected President of the European Parliament. She was elected at the first session of the new European Parliament, with an overwhelming majority of MEPs voting in her favor. For Slovak STVR comments Filip Křenek, an analyst at EUROPEUM Institute.

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STVR | The first plenary session of the European Parliament in its new composition

The first session of the European Parliament after the elections is beginning. MEPs will elect the presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission. How does the plenary session proceed? And what will be crucial during it? Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of the Brussels office at EUROPEUM Institute, responds for Slovak STVR.

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ČT24 | The first plenary session of the new European Parliament

MEPs will elect the new leadership of the European Parliament at the inaugural session in Strasbourg. Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola from the European People's Party is once again running for the position of president. On Thursday, they will also choose the head of the new European Commission, with most leaders supporting the current president, Ursula von der Leyen. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for ČT24.

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