Invitation: EU Enlargement to Western Balkans: How to Overcome the Deadlock?
We are more than honoured to invite you to the discussion on the topic: ‘EU Enlargement to Western Balkans – How to Overcome the Deadlock?’. The public debate will take place on Friday, 8th November 2019, from 17:00 to 19:00 in the European House (Jungmannova 24, Prague 1).
What positions are the Western Balkan countries in on their paths towards accession and what are the main obstacles? What implications might the European Council’s decision to postpone opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia have in the region? Can the EU maintain its credibility in the Western Balkans despite the current de-facto freezing of the EU enlargement? How can the EU overcome the current deadlock and make the enlargement process more efficient, especially with regard to the rule of law and democratic reforms?
In the first part of the event, Mr. Marko Stojić from EUROPEUM and the MetropolitanUniversity in Prague, will present his paper focused on the European Commission’s Progress reports on the Western Balkan countries. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on the current state of the EU enlargement to the Western Balkans, the implications of the recent European Council’s decision to postpone opening of the accession negotiation with Albania and North Macedonia and possibilities of reform of the accession process to make it more efficient in the future.
17:00–17:15: Introductory remarks
17:15–17:45: Presentation by Marko Stojić
17:45–18:30: Panel discussion with
- Malinka Ristevska Jordanova, European Policy Institute, North – Macedonia
- TBD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
- Marko Stojić, EUROPEUM and Metropolitan University in Prague
- Chair: Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM
18:30–19:00: Questions from the audience
Café Evropa: Thirty Years of Freedom – how can they be perceived and what awaits us?
Come and sit with us in the format of debates Café Evropa, organized by the European Commission in the Czech Republic and the European Parliament Office in cooperation with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.
Guests of another debating evening entitled “Thirty Years of Freedom – How Can They Be Perceived and What Awaits Next?” will be:
• Monika MacDonagh-Pajer, former spokesperson for striking students, university teacher
• Ludmila Rakušanová, former editor of Radio Free Europe in Munich, journalist and writer, Czech Radio
The debate will be moderated by Katka Etrychová.
When and where?
- Monday 11th of November from 18:00 – 19:30
- European House Prague (Jungmanova 24, 11000 Prague)
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AT DEBATE; TO REGISTER, CLICK ON “FIND TICKETS” OR www.bit.ly/CafeE33.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at .
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Café Evropa in regions – Pardubice: Wage imbalance in Europe – why do we earn less than people in the West?
EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy kindly invites you to another Café Evropa in the regions debate, which will take place in XXX in Pardubice. On Thursday of the 7th November, we shall discuss the imbalance in wage between Western and Eastern countries. Why do we earn less money for the same position than people in the West?
Confirmed speakers are:
- Leonie Liemich, research fellow, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung representation in the Czech Republic
- Hana Velíšková, HR Director, Mondi Group
The discussion will be hosted by Martin Vokálek from the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM.
When and where?
- 17:00 – 18:30 on Thursday, 7th November
If you wish to attend the debate, you need to register under this link. We’ve also created an event on Facebook, but it is not enough for you to confirm your attendance. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us via email .
We are looking forward to seeing you!
EU± // Countries of Central Europe and the rule of law
The European Union was founded on the principles of freedom, equality and democracy – these are the values within which the rule of law plays an important role. Recently, in relation to the situation in Poland and Hungary, there has been a debate on the extent to which the EU should protect these fundamental values and whether it has the right to comment on them at all.
These and other questions will be answered by:
- Vít Dostál, Director of the Association for International Affairs
- Kateřina Šafaříková, Journalist, Respekt
The event will be moderated by Tomáš Weiss from the Department of European Studies, IMS FSV UK.
The event will take place on Wednesday, November 6th, from 19:00 at the Prague Creative Center. It is available also on Facebook.