ČRo Plus | What will the new EU migration rules commit the Czech Republic to?

After many years of unsuccessful efforts, EU member states and MEPs agreed today on new migration and asylum rules for the European bloc. The series of standards provides for, among other things, more effective checks on migrants and faster return of failed asylum seekers to their countries of origin. It also introduces compulsory solidarity among all EU states, which can help overburdened countries either by accepting part of the migrants or by providing financial or material aid. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the topic for Radiožurnál.

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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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Kyiv Independent | Russia, China and North Korea have a new dynamic. And that's bad for Ukraine

Our research Associate Tereza Novotná commented on the changes in North Korea's domestic politics and the gradual opening of the country to foreigners in a new article for Kyiv Independent.

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Blog | European Media Freedom Act

In her blog, our intern Leonor Tavares focuses on the new European media freedom act. Independent media as a means of freedom of expression is under threat in some EU member states and is being used for political propaganda or is being shut down altogether. The new law should ensure that public service media provide a plurality of information in an impartial manner, while regulating their funding and the acquisition and protection of journalistic sources.

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INVITATION | Pacific Talks: Security Challenges for the Pacific, EU and Russia

We would like to invite you to a debate called "Security Challenges for the Pacific, EU and Russia " in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Friday, December 2 at 11:30.

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INVITATION | EU-Pacific Talks: EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse

We would like to invite you to the debate called "EU – ASEAN relations: For better and for worse" in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on our Facebook on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The security situation in Eastern Europe - how much are we at risk?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: The security situation in Eastern Europe - how much are we at risk?" The debate will take place on 3 February at 17:30. What are Russia's intentions in Eastern Europe? If diplomacy fails, is war with Russia a realistic scenario? Is the EU being bypassed on resolving tensions on Ukraine's borders? What exactly is Moscow seeking in relation to the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European states?

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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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Policy Brief: A “New” pact on Migration and Asylum? The European migration policy path-dependency

Our intern Agathe Helluin has written a Policy Brief on "A New Start on Migration": this is how the European Commission described the new pact on migration and asylum presented at the 2020 State of the Union speech in September. This new pact undoubtedly captures the expectation that the EU will fully reshape its migration policy by recognising its limits and shortcomings.

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Česká televize: EU does not face a migration crisis such as the one in 2015 and 2016

Deputy Director and Head of Research of EUROPEUM Christian Kvorning Lassen commented on the current migration situation in the EU for the Czech Television.

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