TN.cz | Last session of the European Parliament before the elections

The last plenary session of the European Parliament before the June elections took place in Strasbourg, France. In addition to the ceremonial commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the biggest EU enlargement to date, which also saw the Czech Republic become a member state, MEPs also discussed the Iranian attack on Israel and a regulation to combat violence against women. Martin Vokálek, director of the EUROPEUM Institute, gave a detailed analysis of the meeting for TN.cz.

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Analysis | Can the Czech state distribute the just transition fund? Analysis of its capacities at the national level

The aim of this research report is to determine, through interviews with officials and other relevant stakeholders, whether the Czech public administration has sufficient capacity and organisational capability to effectively draw down funds from the Fair Transformation Fund. The author of the publication is Klára Votavová, researcher at EUROPEUM Institute.

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Dvacet minut Radiožurnálu | Summit in Brussels: Ukraine needs investment in offensive capabilities

At Brussels, on April 17th and 18th, an extraordinary summit of European Union took place. Originally it was intended to focus on enhancing the bloc's competitiveness, but the agenda of the meeting shifted towards discussing military support for Ukraine, and the situation in the Middle East. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the Institute of European Policy EUROPEUM provided analysis on the topic for a daily episode of Dvacet minut Radiožurnálu.

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TA3 | Results of the extraordinary summit in Brussels

At the extraordinary summit of European Council in Brussels, the original economic debates quickly turned to serious geopolitical issues, such as the extension of sanctions against Iran and the strengthening of Ukrainian air defenses. However, as pointed out by Vít Havelka for Slovakian TA3, an analyst at the EUROPEUM Institute, there is no fundamental shift in the EU's approach to countries such as Russia, Israel or Iran.

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Euractiv | Special EU fund for coal regions looks good but is costly

Establishing a new European fund to support coal regions may be perceived as a positive political step towards affected areas. However, the management of this fund poses challenges, not only in terms of finances but also in terms of personnel and time constraints, which could jeopardize its effective utilization. This conclusion arises from consultations with representatives of public administration and relevant regions and from their analysis conducted by Klára Votavová, member of research team at EUROPEUM.

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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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ANALYSIS | 2023 in Czech public opinion about the EU

What were the trends in the views of the Czech population towards the European Union in 2023? Read the analysis by EUROPEUM Institute Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka.

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Analysis | Gradual Integration Process: Towards Restoring Effectiveness And Credibility Of EU Enlargement

Discussions on further changes to the enlargement methodology may reinforce the image of EU membership as a moving target with constantly changing rules, especially as the current methodology has still not been fully applied. Within the framework of the current methodology, the European Commission should develop a new strategy that would specify its approach to the gradual integration of (potential) candidates into the EU and the conditions governing this process. The 2018 Western Balkans Strategy set out initiatives, some of which are still valid today and can serve as the basis for a new enlargement strategy. Writes Jana Juzová, Senior Research Fellow.

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Policy Paper | 2024 and Beyond: How to Future-proof the Transatlantic Alliance

In their analysis, researchers Danielle Piatkiewicz and Hugo Blewett-Mundy delve into the most recent obstacles confronting transatlantic security, particularly within the backdrop of Russia's war against Ukraine. They emphasize the imperative of addressing geopolitical challenges while simultaneously striving for strategic independence in economic and energy matters, all the while preserving the common democratic principles that unite these allies. The paper also anticipates the upcoming hurdles in 2024, including a significant election year and the necessity for the transatlantic relationship to fortify its determination for the future.

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Policy Paper | 2024 and Beyond: How to Future-proof the Transatlantic Alliance

Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz contributed to an analysis looking at the latest obstacles facing transatlantic security, particularly against the backdrop of Russia's war against Ukraine. The focus is on the need to address geopolitical challenges while pursuing strategic independence on economic and energy issues, all while maintaining the common democratic principles that bind these allies together. The document also anticipates the obstacles ahead in 2024, including a significant election year, and the need for the transatlantic relationship to strengthen its resolve for the future.

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