Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021

Our researchers Vít Havelka, Kateřina Davidová and Danielle Piatkiewicz wrote a paper titled Review of the Czech EU Policy in 2020/2021.

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RECOMMENDATION: National Convention on the EU: Programme of the Presidency Trio France - Czech Republic - Sweden

We bring you a summary and recommendations resulting from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 1 October 2021. The recommendations were prepared by Zuzana Kasáková.

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INVITATION: EU± // Is the V4 the most important Czech ally in the EU?

We invite you to the EU± debate, this time on whether the V4 is the most important ally of the Czech Republic. The debate is organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Chair TeDEUSS - Teaching and debating EU small states' security at FSV UK and co-funded by the European Union's Europe for Citizens programme.

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Aktuálně.cz: How will the future government approach the V4? Petr Fiala will be under pressure from several sides

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Aktuálně.cz on the future attitude of the newly formed coalition towards the Visegrad Four.

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INVITATION: The Czech Republic's position in the EU after the elections - what direction will it take?

A new government will lead the Czech Republic after the recent elections. It will have to face domestic challenges such as high inflation and rapidly growing national debt, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the issue of affordable housing. At the same time, however, the Czech government will also face many important issues with European implications. The future direction of the Czech Republic within the EU will be another topic of Café Evropa debates.

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EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

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The Brussels Times: Amid Pandora Papers fallout, can Pirates take over the Czech Republic?

Our researcher Jana Juzová commented on the position of the Pirate Party in the Czech political environment. What is their success and why they are the only relevant progressive choice?

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Deník.cz: Our politicians in the European Parliament: ANO promotes a different policy than Babiš proclaims at home

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on the different domestic and European policies of the ANO party. From the European Parliament, Czech politics may look different than at home. The coalition that rules the European Parliament and indeed the EU is made up of ANO, TOP 09, KDU-ČSL, STAN and ČSSD.

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INVITATION: Prague Climate Talks: Climate as an electoral topic: Czechia vs. Germany

We would like to invite you to the pre-election debate entitled "Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU 2022." The debate will take place on Tuesday, September 21 from 17:30 online.

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INVITATION: To what extent will the parliamentary elections affect the parties' approaches to the European Union?

We invite you to the debate "To what extent will the parliamentary elections affect the parties' approaches to the European Union?" The debate will take place on Thursday 6 October 2021 from 17:30 to 19:00.

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