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PSSI security scholars welcomed Jan Král, Head of European Policies Coordination Department of the Government of the Czech Republic

10.11.2016

On November 8, RMSSP students welcomed Jan Král, Head of European Policies Coordination Department of the Government of the Czech Republic, who has served in this office for more than 6 years. Within this role, he had to solve a wide range of difficult situations, but always had a single priority – to maintain a united voice of the Czech Republic in the European Union.

The discussion began with an explanation of the department's duties, mainly the formulation, coordination and carrying out of Czech Republic policy in EU relations, ensuring the rights and commitments stemming from the Czech Republic's membership in the EU and laying the groundwork for the activity of the Committee for the EU. Besides, the department is involved in preparing positions and instructions for negotiations within EU bodies.

Mr. Král noted that the question of negotiating Brexit was tackled at an early stage. Yet there is officially no agreement on which EU body takes responsibility for this matter. Broadly speaking it is expected to be the European Council because it is hardly imaginable that national governments would pass their rights in this unprecedented situation to the supranational Commission.

It has been also highlighted that lobbying in the EU structures is very effective tool, but the Czech Republic has to learn how to use it more effectively. While communication with the members of the European Parliament does work, the effect is not very visible due to the competencies of the Parliament. Reaching to the European Commissioners might appear to be much more difficult, but still an effective venue to push through the Czech Republic's interests.

PSSI Takes Part in the 2019 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

13.12.2019

PSSI takes part in the eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference that is taking place in Brussels on December 13-14, 2019. The aim of the Conference is to contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy by ... more »

PSSI Contributes to EUNPDC Ad Hoc Seminar on Space Safety, Security and Sustainability

09.12.2019

PSSI contributed to an Ad Hoc Seminar of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium that took place in Brussels on December 9, 2019. The goal of this seminar was an international exchange concerning ongoing initiatives to promote the safety, ... more »

We Are Accepting Applications for Spring 2020 Internship for Space Security Program

08.12.2019

PSSI is presently looking for an intern for its Space Security Program. The intern should be interested in research, analysis and policy-making in the area of security considerations as it pertains to space. This analyst should be able to work part time ... more »

PSSI Introduced its Technology, Infrastructure, Data & Security Newsletter

29.11.2019

Prague Security Studies Institute is pleased to introduce its first issue of TIDS Newsletter,  which will provide you with the latest updates and analysis on Technology, Infrastructure,  Data & Security in the context ... more »

PSSI Launched a New Project Focusing on Strategic Communication

12.11.2019

In a world characterised by the decline of traditional media and the expansion of social networks, strategic communication is an invaluable tool for building trust between citizens and state institutions.  However, in the context of Central Europe, ... more »

PSSI Appears in Prestigious Imprimis Publication of Hillsdale College

01.11.2019

PSSI has long been concerned over a new, and perilously overlooked, front in the US-China economic/financial struggle. In an article published by Hillsdale College’s prestigious Imprimis, PSSI’s Co-Founder and Chairman Roger ... more »