ČT24 | The position of the far right in the EU elections

Analyses by political analysts and pre-election polls predict a strengthening of the right or far right after the European Parliament elections in June. The success of the populists may be due to a change in priorities among younger voters. This group may feel overlooked and disadvantaged compared to older generations. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this issue.

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Horizont ČT24 | Immigration centre in Albania

A large-scale immigration centre is to be operational in Albania from August. Rome is building it to take illegal migrants intercepted at sea out of its territory until the asylum process is completed. Critics say the plan is unfair to migrants because it will disproportionately prolong their stay in the European Union when they are assessed. Is this an effective solution or is it just part of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's election campaign? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for Horizont ČT24.

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ČT24 | The European Parliament faced one of the toughest periods. How did it cope with the challenges?

The concluding European Parliament experienced one of the toughest periods. It had to address challenges such as the COVID crisis, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and the migration pact. How did the parliament deal with these complex issues? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, assessed the effectiveness of MEPs on a daily broadcast of ČT24.

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ČT24 | Low turnout of Czech voters in European elections

Czechs wield significant power in Brussels, within the European Union, we rank as the ninth most populous country, placing us among the medium-sized nations. Moreover, Czechia is economically strong country. Yet, the turnout of Czech voters in European elections remains traditionally low, not only compared to other elections in the Czech Republic but also on a European scale. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, discussed low turnout and other topics for ČT24.

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ČT24 | The European Union is in a state of unity, despite differences among some member countries

The European Parliament elections held from June 6th till 9th not only introduced a new lineup of MEPs but also brought significant changes in the distribution of seats among various countries. The European Union is gearing up for new challenges with its new leadership, and Hungary will assume the presidency in July. How will the European institutions transform, and what priorities will dominate over the next five years? Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for Czech Television.

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ČT24 | European Parliament elections begin

Do the elections across European countries have a common theme? If far-right parties succeed, can they unite? How can the problem of long-term low voter turnout in European elections be explained? Is this trend only in Central Europe? Can candidates for the European Parliament really deliver on what they promise? What happens immediately after the elections? Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, answered these and other questions.

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ČT24 | Representatives of two factions absent from the Spitzenkandidaten debate

Five candidates for the post of President of the European Commission faced each other in the Spitzenkandidaten debate. Two factions did not send a representative at all. Moreover, these are the very factions that could be significantly stronger in the European elections than in the previous period. Missing were representatives of the far-right Identity and Democracy group, of which the SPD is a member for the Czech Republic, as well as the European Conservatives and Reformists, on which the Czech ODS sits. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for ČT24 about whether they were significantly absent from the debate.

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Newsroom ČT24 | How journalists work in Brussels

What is the work of journalists in Brussels like? How difficult is it to find respondents for interviews? And is a lot of media in the Czech Republic interested in the EU? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of Institute EUROPEUM, talked about his experiences as a journalist in Brussels on the programme Newsroom ČT24.

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ČT24 | EU elections

According to predictions, conservative right-wing parties are expected to gain strength in the upcoming European elections. How significant will their influence be? Or do they only have blackmail potential? Will the rhetoric change in traditional EU parties as well? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, answered these questions on the programme "Pre-election Europe" on ČT24.

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ČT24 | Is there growing interest among young people in European politics?

According to the Eurobarometer survey, 91% of young people aged 15-24 believe that participation in European elections is important. How does this attitude translate into practice? Does this mean that there will be an increase in voter turnout among young people? What advantages and opportunities does the European Union offer to younger citizens? Can Brussels effectively explain the benefits of EU membership to young people? These are the questions addressed by Klára Votavová, a research fellow at EUROPEUM Institute, for the Horizont programme on Czech TV.

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