Disinformation and foreign interference have been concerns in global politics for centuries, but social media algorithms have made the current threat more dire as they amplify content based on human frailties such as our obsession with negativity and outrage. Russian interference in the 2016 US federal election and other elections and referenda in at least twenty countries between November 2016 and April 2019, including the Brexit referendum, the French and German elections, and the Ukrainian power grid cyber-attacks, have highlighted the potential for foreign governments to alter the results of an election or undermine democracies using social media and other means. Writes Jakub Ferenčík in his last EU MONITOR.

Show more PDF The Brexit deal is in danger of collapse. The dispute between Brussels and London can be settled by the Czechs

Martin Vokálek, executive director of the Europeum Institute for European Policy, commented for E15 on the tense situation between the European Union and the UK in the area of economy and trade. In particular, the problematic region of Northern Ireland and compliance with the so-called Good Friday Agreement. The emergence of new tariff barriers between Britain and the European bloc is thus clearly a real threat.

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ČRo Plus: The European Commission has proposed removing part of the controls on goods in trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on Český Rozhlas Plus the European Commission's proposals for changes to the Brexit agreement.

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POLICY BRIEF: EU Horizon 2021-2027 – innovation momentum for Europe

Our Associate Research Fellow Katarína Svitková wrote the first article for the new EUROPEUM publications series: 2021–2027 Horizon Europe. In a policy brief Katarína summarises the objectives of Horizon 2021-2027 and introduces the "Innovation” pillar of the European Union funding scheme for the following years.

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Language diversity in a post-Brexit Union: a French perspective

Rose Hartwig-Peillon in her blog wrote about language diversity from a French perspective.

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Aljazeera: ‘Better off here’: Returnee Czechs happy to be home after Brexit

Our head of research and deputy director Christian Kvorning Lassen comments on the post-brexit return of Czechs to their homeland.

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IDM: Brexit – A mess in the institutional EU Framework?

Our research fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz was a guest on the IDM Vienna podcast. The main topic of the podcast, which focuses on the Central Europe, was Brexit and the EU institutional framework.

Show more Conference on the future of Europe as a game of citizen involvement

In an article for, Vít Havelka summarizes how current political and social problems affecting the popularity of the European Union have been reflected in the content of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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REPORT: EU± Implications of Brexit

On February 3, the very first debate of 2021 from the series EU± took place. The debate was organized by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Department of European Studies of FSV UK. The topic of „Implications of Brexit” was discussed by research fellow of Masaryk University Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Czech diplomat to the EU Jan Havlík and research fellow of Charles University Ivo Šlosarčík. The debate was chaired by Tomáš Weiss, researcher, and head of the Department of European Studies FSV UK.

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E15: AstraZeneca aims to maximize its profits. Disputes over vaccines in the EU will continue

Vladimír Bartovic, the director of out Institute, commented on the dispute between the European Union and AstraZeneca over the supply and delivery of vaccines against coronavirus.

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