POLICY PAPER | Shifting the gender quota debate from underrepresentation of women to overrepresentation of men within diplomacy

Ivana Uličná writes about the fact that even though some progress has been made towards gender equality in diplomacy, women remain underrepresented in ambassadorial positions worldwide. Quotas have been effective in boosting nominal representation of women but critiques focused on quotas being tokenistic and harming meritocracy place a double burden on women. However, even the current system is not meritocratic, as men benefit from a historical advantage and assumed competence, while women must justify their presence, prove their worth and disprove gender stereotypes.

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Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2018

Martin Michelot, Vít Havelka, Christian Kvorning Lassen, Alexandr Lagazzi and Kateřina Davidová react to the EUCO Meeting held in October 2018 from the perspective of the future of the EU and the Czech Republic's role in it.

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Komentář: Zasedání Evropské rady v říjnu 2018

Martin Michelot, Vít Havelka, Christian Kvorning Lassen, Alexandr Lagazzi and Kateřina Davidová reagují na zasedání Evropské rady v říjnu 2018.

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RTVS: New European funds criteria

Our Vladimir Bartovic in an interview for RTVS spoke about the new European funds criteria for the member states.

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How does the migration crisis explains the rise of populism in the Czech Republic?

The migration crisis has been and still is a dominant issue within European politics. The European solution based on the solidarity principle was the refugee redistribution quota. In opposing to this plan, the V4 became a symbol of non-solidarity in Europe.

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E15: Czech Republic was arrogant when refusing the quota system for relocation of asylum seekers

Our Vladimír Bartovic in an interview for E15 stated, that Czech Republic was arrogant when refusing the quota system for relocation of asylum seekers and that the European Commission will win the trial.

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ČT24: Czech Republic to reject quotas once again

Vladimír Bartovic was in Studio ČT24 yesterday. He commented on position of the Czech Republic and the V4 countries towards the quotas. Furthermore, he talked about international law and EU-Turkey deal.

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ČRo Plus: liberalisation of visa requirements and revision of the quota system

Michal Vít was a guest of Czech Radio Plus, where he talked about visa liberalisation for Turkey and the European Commission's proposal to revise the quota system for the redistribution of refugees.

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Three myths about refugees, immigrants and the European refugee crisis

The refugee crisis has highlighted hitherto latent divisions within the EU, particularly amongst the V4 countries and Western Europe. The division is, at first glance, rooted in fundamentally differing perceptions of the crisis, giving rise to several myths whose veracity merits questioning. This blog will seek to challenge three of the most popular misconceptions about the refugee crisis.

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Czech Republic: A desire to accommodate British demands, but without treaty changes

How do various members of the EU view UK´s ‪‎renegotiation‬? Director of Europeum Vladimír Bartovic explains the Czech point of view on the LSE blog.

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