EU-Pacific Talks | Unveiling Global South Dynamics: EU and Indo-Pacific Perspectives

We would like to invite you to another debate of the EU-Pacific Talks series, this time on the topic "Unveiling Global South Dynamics: EU and Indo-Pacific Perspectives". The debate will take place on Friday, 9 February at 11:00 a.m. via an online stream on FB.

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EU-Pacific Talks | Global Race in Emerging Technologies: Lessons for EU-Pacific Cooperation

We would like to invite you to the next debate in the EU-Pacific Talks series, this time on the topic "Global Race in Emerging Technologies: Lessons for EU-Pacific Cooperation". The online debate will take place on Tuesday 9 January from 11:00 to 12:10 in the form of an online FB stream.

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Commentary | how to think about unanimity in the EU

With the opening of accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, the debate in the European Union on the transition from unanimity to qualified majority voting in some areas has been reignited. Although this is not a new debate, it is worth looking at the current situation, describing the problems caused by unanimity and proposing concrete solutions. For more, see Vit Havelka's commentary.

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Lidové noviny | How to expand the EU without major upheaval

With the opening of accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova and the granting of candidate status to Georgia, questions about the functioning of the European Union after enlargement have been raised more and more frequently recently, and it is becoming clear that the Union cannot do without significant reforms. What is the Czech Republic's position on this? Our senior researcher Jana Juzová answers this question in an article for Lidové noviny.

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Deník N | Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to the EU?

Last week, the European Union decided to open accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, while Georgia became a candidate for membership. The countries are embarking on a multi-year journey towards integration, on which many obstacles lie - if only because parts of them are occupied by the Russian Federation. Our senior researcher Jana Juzová commented for Deník N on what awaits these countries, and the whole of the EU-27, in connection with this decision in the coming years.

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Právo | Merchant Orbán cashed in Brussels

The EU opens accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, contrary to Hungary's wishes. Even so, Hungary did not come out of the negotiations deprived - the European Commission released to Hungary 250 billion crowns from the funds blocked so far. How much longer can Orban hold Ukraine hostage in his decision-making? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the topic for Právo.

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CNN Prima News | Orbán has been softened by the unblocking of EU subsidies. He did not veto the accession talks with the new states

The Hungarian leader has traded his consent to accession talks with Ukraine, Moldova and Bosnia-Herzegovina for European money. Or so it seems, given that right before the EU leaders' summit he announced that he would veto the move. Our deputy director Viktor Danek spoke about Hungary's position in an interview with CNN Prima News.

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ČT24 | Ukraine as the main topic of the ongoing EU summit

Ukraine is a central topic on the agenda of the ongoing EU summit in Brussels, both in terms of the beginning of accession talks and the provision of further financial aid to Ukraine. Does this agenda stand a chance of being approved? And what happens if Hungary decides to block the negotiations? Our senior researcher Jana Juzová spoke about the topic in an interview with ČT24.

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TV Nova | The most important EU summit of this year starts in Brussels

Long-term financial aid to Ukraine and the start of accession talks on its membership in the Union will be the main topics of the EU summit in Brussels. The situation in the Middle East is also to be addressed. Our deputy director and head of the Brussels office Žiga Faktor commented on the issue for the TN Nova.

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ČTK | EU Summit to deal with aid to Ukraine, Hungarian PM blocks the topic

An EU summit will be held on Thursday, with the main topics to be accession talks with Ukraine and an increase in the EU budget. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán does not support further aid to Ukraine. Our researcher Jana Juzová commented on the situation for ČTK.

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