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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's Study Quoted in the Freedom House's Report On the State of Democracy in the Czech Republic

18.04.2018

Freedom House quoted our paper on Czech parliamentary elections in their Nations in Transit report. The Prague Security Studies Institute analyzed the way in which platforms disseminating disinformation referred to electoral campaign before ... more »

A Workshop on Youth Leadership Development Concluded the First Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

17.04.2018

The first run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians was concluded by a workshop on Youth Leadership Development organized in collaboration with National Democratic Institute - NDI. The workshop was led by Hannah Starman from Yes ... more »

Call For Applications: NATO Summer School 2018

12.04.2018

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 14th Annual PSSI Summer School, in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“ July 1-7, 2018 (Orlík, ... more »

PSSI Introduces Its Brand of Economic and Financial Cross-Domain Responses to Space Hybrid Threats

23.03.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, took part in the U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance 2018 Conference and related tabletop exercise (TTX) at Offutt Air Force Base. The ... more »

PSSI became a member of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)

20.03.2018

The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) is a global network of think tanks that conduct research and analysis on democracy, democratization, and related topics in comparative government and international affairs. The NDRI is a key network ... more »

PSSI launched the Security Academy for Young Politicians

17.03.2018

  PSSI launched a new security scholars program titled “Security Academy for Young Politicians”. The first lecture was held by the former Czech ambassador to France Pavel Fischer who discussed the security challenges in the 21st century ... more »