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Oct 14, 2016

No Revolution Has Taken Place: The Post-2015 Human Rights Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic

In 2015, two new conceptual documents were adopted in the Czech Republic, under the Government of Bohuslav Sobotka – the general Concept of the Czech Republic´s Foreign Policy and a more specific Concept of Human Rights Promotion and Transition Cooperatio

EU, Czech Republic, Human Rights

Apr 28, 2016

Geopolitical Confusion in Central Europe

Milan Šuplata comments on spread of illiberalism and extremism exacerbated by a Russian anti-Western propaganda campaign in the Central European political landscape

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland

Jan 19, 2016

PCTR in 2015

PCTR continued in organizing public lectures and conferences throughout the year of 2015. Total of 17 events were arranged and in cooperation with its partners, professional publications and policy papers were published.

Cyber Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Czech Republic, Democracy, Media, Education, Europe

Dec 22, 2015

Is Pro-Russian Propaganda Fueling Czech and Slovak Paramilitary Groups?

The ability of pro-Russian propaganda to provide ideological grounding for extremist paramilitary groups has been somewhat overlooked – read the latest analysis by Ivana Smoleňová, PSSI Outreach and Communication Manager

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic

Sep 10, 2015

Europe's looming dichotomy

What we now see in Central Europe is not the result of the unfinished business of post-communist transition. It is more like a mirror in which societies to the West should start recognising traces of themselves.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Media, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Migration

Aug 12, 2015

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova on pro-Russian Disinformation in Czech Radio

“In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the pro-Russian disinformation campaign comes from various sources. These are websites, informal communities on social media and NGOs. There are a few printed magazines, but the majority of the campaign is done online.

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Media

Jul 20, 2015

Nenechte se terorizovat

The article outlines current worldwide trends in terrorism and political violence. It argues that 'terrorism' conventionally understood remains a marginal risk. The 'terrorists' we should be concerned about, instilling fear in people to further their poli

Global Security, Middle East, Czech Republic, Europe, Migration

Jul 20, 2015

Nova koncepce ceske zahranicni politiky nadeje nenaplnila

The article is a critique of the new Czech foreign policy concept. It argues that despite the ambitions of the current foreign policy elite, the concept does not meet the criteria of a sound strategy insofar as it does not provide a convincing 'reading' o

Czech Republic

Apr 22, 2015

Risk Assessment in Construction Process in Nuclear Sector within the Central and Eastern Europe

The article deals with potential risks that emerge within the construction process of new nuclear units in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The authors analyse contemporary situation in the region with regard to risks potentially emerging in each

Energy Security, Nuclear, Czech Republic, Hungary, V4, Europe

Mar 26, 2015

Russia's Propaganda War

In her article for American Forbes, Ms. Smolenova analyzes recent pro-Russian propaganda in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Media

Nov 23, 2014

Interview with PSSI's Jiri Schneider on 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

PSSI Senior Fellow Jíří Schneider is interviewed to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and to provide a retrospective reflection on the aftereffects (in Czech)

Czech Republic, Democracy

Sep 12, 2014

Interview with Ivo Šlosarčík about Věra Jourová and European Commission

Interview with EUROPEUM's research fellow Ivo Šlosarčík about Věra Jourová, her portfolio and future in the European Commission.

EU, Czech Republic

Sep 11, 2014

Analyst: Portfolio for Jourová is a fail of Czech diplomacy

The interview with the director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy about Věra Jourová's portfolio and the role of Czech diplomacy in negotiation.

EU, Czech Republic

Sep 11, 2014

Jourová, Agrofert and the conflict of interest? Hardly, officers would revolt

Interview with the director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy about Věra Jourová and her future in the European Commission

EU, Czech Republic

Jul 24, 2014

New Act to prohibit the extraction of Shale Gas in the Czech Republic

The discovery and the beginnings of extraction of shale gas have raised hopes about energy independence in many countries around the globe. In the Czech republic, the extraction of shale gas is only in the state of considerations and research and accordin

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, EU, Czech Republic, V4, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

RES: Is the Czech Republic heading towards the 20-20-20 target?

The entire political representation agrees so far that trying to meet 2020 goals only made the Czech Republic less competitive, especially thanks to the rising costs of renewable energy resources for both industry and consumers. Therefore, the politicians

Energy Security, EU, Czech Republic, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

EU and electricity generation

Article deals with the problem of generation adequacy which occured in connection with new Czech energy strategy. Will Czech republic and the whole EU have enough capacity for uninterrupted electricity supply? Will we have to import electricity in the fut

Energy Security, EU, Czech Republic, Europe

Jun 18, 2014

NATO will ensure as much security as we are willing to invest in security.

Unless we adjust our hesitant attitude to invest, the Czech Republic cannot rely on NATO as a security provider. "Our security is not as obvious as we are willing to admit", writes PSSI's Senior Fellow Jiří Schneider.

Global Security, NATO, Czech Republic

May 11, 2014

Listen To An Interview With Jiri Schneider On Czech Radio About Czech EU Membership

Ten years ago, Czech Republic joined the EU. What are positive and negative aspects of Czech EU membership? You can listen to an interview with Jiri Schneider, former first deputy minister at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently PSSI's Seni

EU, Czech Republic

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