Policy Brief: The future of natural gas in the EU

A Policy Brief on the future of natural gas in the European Union was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the brief, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, focuses on the current market crisis, which has raised questions about the role of gas in the decarbonisation process, as well as the cost and security of supply, and highlights the need for a common gas strategy that is in line with the objectives of the Green Deal, but also responds to short-term challenges.

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Policy Paper: EU’s Transparency and Targeting of Political Advertising: Good Intentions but Clarifications and Amendments still Needed

A Policy Paper on transparency and targeting of political advertising in the EU was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the paper, Karolína Klingová, focuses on the development of information technologies, including social media platforms with the possibility of micro-targeted campaigns, which have rapidly changed the concept of political communication and electoral campaigning.

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Policy Brief: Reducing poverty in the Visegrad countries

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform, a publication by Tamáš Boros was created, which focuses on the issue of poverty in the Visegrad countries. The document outlines the current situation in the region, as despite robust economic growth in the V4 countries, unemployment is still much higher than in Western Europe.

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Policy Brief: Snižování chudoby v zemích Visegrádu

V rámci studijního pobytu v bruselské kanceláři platformy Think Visegrad vznikla publikace Tamáše Borose, která se zaměřuje na problematiku chudoby v zemích Visegrádu. Dokument přibližuje současnou situaci v tomto regionu, jelikož i přes robustní ekonomický růst v zemích V4 je stále nezaměstnanost mnohem vyšší, než v zemích západní Evropy.

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Policy Brief: Black Sea Synergy: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Maritime Security

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad, a publication by Michael van Ginkel was published, focusing on prosperity and security in the Black Sea region. The document provides an overview of the current situation in the region, possible threats, and ways to prevent them. The author of the paper recommends adopting a holistic approach to maritime security and describes priority areas that could benefit from increased synergies in the Black Sea region.

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Policy Brief: Synergie Černého moře: Přijetí holistického přístupu k námořní bezpečnosti

V rámci studijního pobytu v bruselské kanceláři platformy Think Visegrad vznikla publikace Michaela van Ginkela, který se zaměřuje na prosperitu a bezpečnost v oblasti Černého moře. Dokument podává přehled o současné situaci v tomto regionu, možných hrozbách, a způsobech, jak jim předejít. Autor článku doporučuje osvojení holistického přístupu k námořní bezpečnosti a popisuje prioritní oblasti, které by ze zvýšené synergie v černomořské oblasti mohly profitovat.

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Policy Brief: Responding to China's connectivity agenda in EU's Neighborhood: a Central European perspective

A Policy Brief on the appropriate response of Central European countries to China's expansion in the EU neighbourhood was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. The author of the paper, Jakub Jakóbowski, focuses on the possibilities of engaging Central Europe in the EU's global connectivity agenda, implemented under the Global Gateway initiative. He highlights links with the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership as an indispensable element of Central European connectivity.

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Policy Paper: Czechia’s Policies within the EU in the Context of the Upcoming Presidency to the EU Council

Łukasz Ogrodnik's publication entitled "The Czechia's EU Policy in the Context of the Upcoming European Council Presidency" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It describes priorities of the upcoming Presidency in relation to the Czech European policy, and most probable challenges.

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Policy Paper: Between Pragmatism and Principles – EU and the Consolidation of Authoritarianism in its Southern Neighbourhood

Sara Nowacka's publication "Between Pragmatism and Principles - The EU and the Consolidation of Authoritarianism in its Southern Neighbourhood" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It highlights the way in which the EU's policy towards its southern neighbourhood has changed since the Arab Spring.

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Policy Brief: New Resources of the EU Budget

Our researcher Vít Havelka, in his article "New Sources of the EU Budget", which was created under the Think Visegrad in Brussels project, writes about the new own resources of the EU budget, which are currently being discussed at the European level. The text specifically discusses why the reform of own resources is necessary and what are the positions of the various EU institutions and member states on these proposals. It concludes with a reflection on the Czech position, including an outlook on how it might evolve depending on the course of the negotiations.

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