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Czech diplomatic corps in 2015


On the occasion of the annual meeting of Czech ambassadors Vít Borčany and Vít Dostál analysed data on the composition of the diplomatic corps and Czech pro-export policy. Among others authors focused on the linguistic and economic skills of the ambassadors. AMO also prepared infographics in English.

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Impact of Russia’s sanctions on V4 countries


Association for International Affairs together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom publishes policy paper of its Research Fellow Kryštof Kruliš which deals with the Central European reactions on Russia’s sanctions, especially in the field of agriculture. Kruliš claims that patriotic reactions on Russia’s food import ban could lead to the fragmentation of the internal market.

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Young professionals dealt with energy issues


Two workshops under Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP) focused on energy took place in April and June. Find pictures and other useful links here (April) and here (June). CGYPP is jointly organized by AMO and European Academy Berlin with the support of Czech-German Future Fund and other partners.

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Economic Development of Central Europe


Final publication consisting of analysis and recommendations in the project Middle Income Trap in V4 Countries has been published. The first chapter written by our Research Fellow Kryštof Kruliš deals with the obstacles and brakes on the Czech way to the economic convergence with the Western Europe. This project was being implemented by the Association for International Affairs and its Central European partners and kindly supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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Middle-Income Trap in Prague


AMO and The Kosciuszko Institute with support of the International Visegrad Fund organized the international expert conference Middle-Income Trap in V4 Countries? focused on Central European convergence to the economic level of Western Europe. AMO was represented by Alice Rezková and Kryštof Kruliš. Kruliš presented a set of recommendations for the Czech government. Photo gallery here and video here.

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Priorities of the Visegrad Group Presidency


AMO in cooperation with the CEC Government Relations organized the business brunch in Brussels dealing with the Czech V4 Presidency that the country assumed on July 1. The main speakers of the event were Tomáš Prouza, Czech State Secretary for European Affairs, Ondřej Benešík, Chairperson of the Committee on European Affairs of the Czech Chamber of Deputies and AMO Director Vlaďka Votavová.

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Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group

Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group

AMO published policy paper on the occasion of the inception of the Czech Presidency in the Visegrad Group. This document focuses on the main priorities of the presidency: internal coherence, energy security, digital agenda, security cooperation and the Eastern Partnership Initiative. Agenda of the Visegrad Group has been according to authors significantly Europeanized in the course of past ten years. Hence, Czech Presidency has bigger chance to influence policies on the top European level.

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