Evropa pro Čechy | As long as there are Ukrainians in the Czech Republic, we have an exemption from the migration pact

There are simply no quotas in the migration pact that would force the Czech Republic to accept refugees from other EU countries, Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, says unequivocally on the Deník's Evropa pro Čechy podcast.

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ČT24 | Northern Macedonia elects new head of state

Polls opened in North Macedonia on Wednesday for the first round of the presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for the presidency in a country gripped by political tensions, disappointment with democratic reforms and aspirations to join the European Union. Jana Juzová, a senior researcher at EUROPEUM Institute, analysed the situation in an interview for ČT24.

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TV Nova | European elections: Defense, security and domestic issues dominate amongst Czech voters

According to surveys a record turnout of Czech voters is expected in this year's elections to the European Parliament. Compared to the elections in 2014, it could be almost double the number, and so far about 33 percent participation is expected. Defense and security will be key topics, as well as war in Ukraine. Domestic issues of individual countries will play an important role as well. The executive director of the EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, spoke to TV Nova about possible changes in the composition of the Parliament.

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RTVS | The European Commission recommends initiating accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Commission will recommend initiation of accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. In recent months, reform efforts have been evident, the Bosnian government has reached agreements even with the separatist entity of Republika Srpska on key reforms. However, the conditions have not yet been fully met, and many other reforms, such as electoral system reform, are still pending. Researcher from EUROPEUM Institute, Jana Juzová, discussed it for Slovakian RTVS.

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Respekt | Is the veto fulfilling its function in EU or has it become a tool for blackmail?

Although Viktor Orbán didn't make good on his threat to veto the EU aid proposal for Ukraine, his actions have opened a debate on the need for a veto in the EU. Does it still make sense or has it become a blackmail tool? Even now, the veto isn't the only way to block a proposal. In addition to it, unanimity may be threatened by the so-called blocking minority, in which a group of at least four states representing at least 35% of the EU population can prevent a proposal from being presented. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the Czech Republic's position in the EU and the possible reform of the approval mechanisms for the weekly Respekt.

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TN.cz | Visegrad Group could unite over migration issue

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary met in Prague to discuss the war in Ukraine and the future direction of the Visegrad Group. According to Viktor Daňek, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, migration will be another possible common topic and Donald Tusk will become one of the most important politicians in Europe in the next years.

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ČRo Plus | Viktor Daněk: Pro-European Czech government and EU reform

Czech governments have always been strong supporters of EU enlargement, and the same is true of the current one. The cabinet of Petr Fiala of the ODS might even like to be seen as the one that has done the most of Czech governments for the accession of new members to the shared club so far.

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INVITATION | EU± // How to reform EU institutions?

We are pleased to invite you to another debate in the EU± series, this time on the topic "How to reform the EU institutions?". You can watch the discussion online on our Facebook page on Monday 18 December 2023 at 18:00.

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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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INVITATION | Europe in the grip of crises - What next?

We cordially invite you to a debate with Andrej Stančík on the topic "Europe in the grip of crises - What next?", which will take place on Monday 13th February at 18:00. The debate will take place in the premises of PKC (Prague Creative Centre)

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