iROZHLAS | Relationship with Russia is important, but communication remains extremely challenging, says US undersecretary

"The partnership between the United States and the Czech Republic has never been as strong as it is now," told iROZHLAS.cz Sonata Coulter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euro-Atlantic Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Antony Blinken, who attended the Transatlantic Policy Forum at the invitation of EUROPEUM Institute.

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E15: Carbon tariff will help European producers, experts say. China and Russia criticize proposal

According to world agencies, the European Parliament and the EU-27 are close to reaching a preliminary agreement on the so-called carbon tariff. The instrument, known as CBAM, is intended to prevent companies that produce in the European Union and have to pay for emission allowances there from being disadvantaged against companies from non-EU countries where climate regulations are looser. According to experts, the mechanism will mainly affect Russian companies. Our researcher Kateřina Davidová also commented on this issue.

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iRozhlas: EU energy milestones: covid, green alternative, Russian attack and the search for consensus

iROZHLAS has prepared an overview of the energy measures discussed by the European Union in the context of the energy crisis. The review shows that the EU's securing of the energy market is not in line with the actions taken by national states. This inconsistency was also commented on by our researcher Michal Hrubý, who pointed to the need to proceed to a comprehensive solution at the level of the European Commission.

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E15: European politicians underestimated Russia 13 years ago. Czech Republic faces a more difficult presidency

Michal Hrubý, our Research Fellow, commented on the topic of the Czech EU Presidency in an article for the news server E15 in which he addresses the issue of gas from Russia. The article also compares the situation with 2009, when the Czech Republic held the EU Council Presidency for the first time.

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Rozhlas Plus: Russia is pushing barriers in South Ossetia by hundreds of meters at night, Georgian ambassador warns

Our research associate Věra Řiháčková Pachta commented on the current situation in South Ossetia in relation to NATO. In her comments she also mentions the ineffective policy of appeasement of the North Atlantic Alliance towards Russia.

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DENÍK: The Russians controlled the Central Europe from Prague. Now they're going to have a mini embassy

Our research fellow Vít Havelka commented on the current situation about the Russian embassy in Prague. In connection with the ongoing Vrbětice affair, which has resulted in a reduction in the number of diplomats. He refers to the implications this may have for Russian tourists in the future.

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EUROPEUM joins in an open letter in support of Alexej Navalny

The director of the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM, Vladimír Bartovic, together with representatives of Amnesty International and the Association for International Affairs, signed an open letter addressed not only to Russian representatives but also to Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek and Prime Minister Andrei Babiš.

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iRozhlas: An unusual summit to convince Lukashenko and Russia. What to expect from the meeting of EU leaders to Belarus?

The director of our Institute, Vladimír Bartovic, commented for iRozhlas news portal on the Special European Council meeting on Wednesday, 19 August 2020. The main topic of discussion of European leaders will be foreign policy issues regarding the current situation in Belarus.

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Denník N: Germans and Brits set the alarm bells ringing - Russia seeks to shake our democracy

Our Deputy Director Martin Michelot spoke to Slovak Denník N about the Russian influence in the EU countries growing stronger.

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Russian Liaisons with the Czech Republic

Christian Kvorning Lassen's article published in Charter 97 focuses on Russia’s involvement in Czech politics.

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