News from AMO

AMO presents its 10th edition of Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy. The authorscriticize the President’s behavior and the lack of strategic thinking of the foreign policy elites. On the other hand, they appreciate Czech relations with South Korea and start of the strategic dialogue with Germany. Overall the Research Fellows grades the Czech foreign policy with C+ and recommends to our diplomacy that it should support the Schengen area, encourage Ukraine and strengthen the position of the NATO. See also the main findings in the infographic.

The publication was presented by Agenda’s editor Vít Dostál within the public debate about Czech foreign policy with Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek, Members of the Chamber of Deputies Kristýna Zelienková (ANO) and Helena Langšádlová (TOP 09) and Senator Václav Láska (Green Party). See the photo gallery here. We will also present the publication tomorrow on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 5PM at Faculty of Social Studies in Brno, you can still register here. The events are organized in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Prague and the Czech Development Agency.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will have a positive impact on the Czech Republic bringing GDP and wage growth and slight increase of economy specialization of our economy. Read the English executive summary of the study co-authored by Alice Rezková and Kryštof Kruliš, which has been conducted in order to assess the potential benefits and threats of the agreement of TTIP for the Czech Republic (the full text in Czech is here). The study was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

The second round of the presidential elections in Austria will for the first time in the postwar history be held without the representative of the People’s Party or the Social Democratic Party. The results of the first round are analyzed by Zuzana Lizcová in the commentary for iDnes.cz.

On Thursday, May 5, 2016 open-air festival celebrating the European Day will take place at Střelecký ostrov in Prague. Besides the interesting debates and cultural programme you can also visit our tent and ask us whatever you want to know about AMO between 1 and 6 PM.