The European Commission increases the amount of humanitarian aid it will provide in the Gaza Strip. Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, comments on what led to this decision and what impact it will have.
"Ursula von der Leyen did not decide to take this step in a vacuum, but on the basis of a mandate from the member states, which unanimously agreed at a summit at the end of October that the humanitarian situation in Gaza was deteriorating rapidly and that the EU should address the situation. On this basis, the Commission decided to materialise those demands into a concrete sum"
You can listen to the whole interview in Czech here (from 18:19).#Gaza #Comission
Before entering the NGO sphere, Viktor Daněk worked for almost ten years as a journalist. During his time with the public service Czech radio, he focused mainly on covering EU affairs. He spent almost five years as a permanent correspondent in Brussels, where he cooperated with other media outlets. Before his career in journalism, he gained experience in the area of marketing and communication in the Česká spořitelna banking group and at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He holds university degrees in Media Studies and International Relations. Viktor Daněk joined the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in October 2023. He continues to be active in the media as a freelancer. His main areas of interest are institutional questions of European integration, globalisation and the EU’s climate and migration policy.