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Invitations to public events

We would like to cordially invite you to several public events which will be held before the summer break:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016:    Enlargement: A Closed Chapter of EU History?
Anglo-American University in Prague, Letenská 5, Prague 1; room 2.07

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has declared that there will be no enlargement within the mandate of his college. The rules for candidate countries are stricter than previously and the EU has many internal issues to tackle. What is the prospect of further EU enlargement?

Introductory remarks: Viktória Jančošeková (Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels)
Presentation of the research paper: Konrad Niklewicz (Civic Institute, Warsaw)
SpeakersŠtefan Füle (MFA of the Czech Republic), Tomáš Jungwirth (AMO),Martin Kastler (Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung Prague)
Partners: Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies a Anglo-American University in Prague

The debate will be held in English. The event will be followed by a glass of wine. Please confirm your attendence by filling out this form.

Monday, June 27, 2016: Eastern Challenges: War, Reforms and Transformations in Ukraine
Office of AMO, Žitná 27, Prague 1

How successful – or not – are reforms in Ukraine? Can Ukraine win the war and remain devoted to idealistic view of European integration? What is the value of changes in Ukraine for the other post-Soviet countries?

Speakers: informal alliance of intellectuals and civic activists Nestor Group
Partner: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The discussion will be held in English. Should you be interested in attending, please register here.

News from AMO

In early June, the European Commission issued guidelines for the member states on how to regulate sharing economy platforms on the EU internal market. In what aspects is the regulatory approach of the V4 countries different from the other EU member states and what are the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with the so-called collaborative economy is explained by Kryštof Kruliš in his policy paper. Have a look at the pictures taken during our recent international conference dedicated to this topic, which was organized by AMO in cooperation with MEP Dita Charanzová (ALDE) in Brussels. The event and the publication were kindly supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the International Visegrad Fund.

With the NATO summit in Warsaw approaching, the Polish Law and Justice government has started to temper its assertive approach. The steps signaling tilting of Poland towards the mainstream are described by Jakub Kufčák on our blog. The text was issued thanks to the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.