CNN Prima News | Future of Europe after the European Parliament elections

In addition to the usual established parties, there are also recessionary movements running for the European Parliament. We are also seeing an increase in support for national conservative parties or far-right entities. What tendencies are visible on the European political scene today? Is the European Parliament facing a rise in Euroscepticism? And where will Europe go after the forthcoming elections? This and more comments Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute.

We have seen for a long time and historically that the elections to the European Parliament are not considered by citizens to be the most important, but rather second-class elections. The fact that recessionary groups are also running in them is proof of this, and it is fairly typical.  The second typical tendency that we have seen in recent weeks and months is that various far-right entities, nationalist entities which are very strongly critical of the EU, are gaining strength. The question is to what extent they will actually strengthen and whether they will be able to form any significant faction, for example.

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Viktor Daněk
Deputy Director

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.

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