In 2004, the Central European and Baltic countries joined the European Union as new members. The Prague office seeks to strengthen liberal forces, both political and intellectual, in the region. Our project office particularly supports the 4liberty.eu network, which serves as a centre of competence and a platform for dialogue.
Conference RESHAPE EUROPE
October 11, 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine represents a challenge for the international liberal order. The response of the EU and its member states became a central geopolitical question of the 21st century. How can the EU become more resilient against authoritarian threats? Which reforms will have to be implemented for this purpose? This and more discussed at the conference "Reshape Europe" together with international experts and European liberals.
Pro-Russian disinformation actors target the European Union, including claims of fascism in Brussels
The European Union has become the most prevalent target of pro-Russian disinformers. Disinformation actors are trying to discourage the EU from further supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia.
Slovenia's Perspective on The Three-Seas-Initiative
Slovenia is a considerably engaged and committed member of the initiative, as it believes in the initiative’s potential to boost economic growth. To achieve this, Slovenia emphasizes the importance of tangible results and digital transformation. In the long run, Slovenia hopes for an improved infrastructure and economic development to minimize the existing East-West divide in Europe. Fostering the cohesion in Europe is one of Slovenia’s foreign policy goals.
Perception of Germany in Poland and Lithuania in the Shadow of the War
Facing the omnipresent criticism of the German policy towards the war-torn Ukraine, one has to wonder about the attitudes of particular countries towards Germany in the context of the war. We have chosen two countries from the European region: Poland and Lithuania. Following contributions were written by Blažej Lenkowski from Fundacja Liberté (PL) and Martynas Gruodis from the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (Lithuania).
Pro-Russian disinformers blame European sanctions for high energy prices
Energy is currently the most discussed topic in Slovakia. Pro-Russian disinformers are trying to blame high energy prices on sanctions imposed on Russia. In addition, they continue to use anti-American rhetoric intended to undermine the West's actions against Russia even more.
From Poland with Love – August
From the natural disaster in the Oder, over the new history textbook that sparked a debate about ideology in schools to the first ever monographic exhibition devoted to the Polish painter Tamara Łempicka: In his monthly newsletter, our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
Distortion of historical facts helps pro-Kremlin propaganda during the 54th anniversary of Soviet occupation in Slovakia
Economic problems such as high energy, fuel, and food prices are a hot topic in Slovakia. Pro-Kremlin actors justify Russian aggression in Ukraine and blame the West solely for its economic problems. Pro-Russian actors praise the Hungarian government and highlight their restrained approach to the war in Ukraine and their anti-EU sentiment. Also, disinformers are trying to undermine the confidence of Slovaks in their allies and conspire about a deliberate intention by the US to weaken the EU and make money out of it.