BLOG | Unforeseen Dilemmas: The EU-Tunisia Migration Deal in Light of Human Rights Concerns. Was it a mistake?

Tunisia has become the main exit point for asylum seekers and refugees, especially those from sub-Saharan Africa. The EU, faced with a surge in arrivals to Lampedusa, has bolstered its cooperation with Tunisia, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with President Kais Saied. However, questions arise over the EU's handling of human rights abuses in Tunisia, reminiscent of past agreements with Turkey. Nargiz Mustafazade, a trainee in the Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute, writes about this topic in her blog.

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iROZHLAS | Segregation of Romani children persists in the Czech Republic

In 2007, the European Court of Human Rights condemned the Czech Republic for discriminating against Romani pupils in their access to education. The Ministry of Education has admitted that this problem continues to this day. Not only is the Czech Republic under scrutiny by the Council of Europe, but it is also at risk of renewed infringement proceedings in the European Union, which could lead to financial sanctions. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this issue for iROZHLAS.cz.

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ČRo | The current Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán threatens the values, institutions and financial interests of the EU

MEPs say Hungary should not receive any EU funding until it proves that it has reliably corrected its shortcomings in the rule of law and human rights. Viktor Danek, deputy director of the Czech Radio, comments on the current developments concerning Hungary, the EU and the blocking of financial aid to Ukraine.

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TN Nova | MEPs agree that Orbán's government is against the fundamental values of the EU

According to the resolution adopted by MEPs, Hungary should not receive any more EU money until it proves that it has corrected its shortcomings regarding the rule of law and human rights. They also agreed that Viktor Orbán's government is a threat to the values of the European Union. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, discussed the issue.

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INVITATION | Resilience of civil society and media In the Eastern Partnership: for Democracy and Inclusivness

We invite you to a debate on civil society and media resilience in the Eastern Partnership, that will take place on 15 June 2023 in Brussels. Whether you attend in person or online, you can look forward to discussions divided into two thematic panels and expert perspectives on the state of civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union.

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One World in Brussels | Screening of the film "While We Watched" + discussion

We would like to invite you to the screening of the film While We Watched and the subsequent debate, which takes place within the framework of the Brussels branch of the One World Festival in cooperation with our Brussels office. The screening will take place on Tuesday 25 April at 18:00.

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One World in Brussels | Screening of the film "BLIX NOT BOMBS" + discussion

We cordially invite you to the screening of the film BLIX NOT BOMBS and the subsequent debate, which takes place as part of the Brussels branch of the One World Festival in cooperation with our Brussels office. The screening will take place on Monday, 24 April, at 19:00.

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INVITATION | Café Evropa: What does the EU do for the rights and protection of LGBT+ people?

We cordially invite you to the next debate in the Café Evropa online series, this time on the topic "What does the EU do for the rights and protection of LGBT+ people?". The debate will take place on Wednesday 9 August.

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BLOG: EU Approach v. the Czech Republic: invisible gap in Czechs human rights' legislation

Rozálie Wünschová writes in her blog that the Czech Republic is one of only two EU countries where corporal punishment of children is still legally permitted. Together with Slovakia, this puts the Czech Republic behind not only the Nordic countries, where corporal punishment was banned in the last century but also countries such as Turkmenistan, which adopted protective legislation in 2007.

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EU± Italian elections - tragedy or promise for the future?

We would like to invite you to a debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic "The Italian elections - a tragedy or a promise for the future?" The debate will take place on 11 October 2022, 16:00 - 17:15 via Facebook Live.

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