Evropa pro Čechy | As long as there are Ukrainians in the Czech Republic, we have an exemption from the migration pact

There are simply no quotas in the migration pact that would force the Czech Republic to accept refugees from other EU countries, Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, says unequivocally on the Deník's Evropa pro Čechy podcast.

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CNN Prima News | European migration pact: does the Czech Republic have an exemption or not?

The Chamber of Deputies discussed the EU Migration Pact for over three hours. The opposition criticises the pact and claims that it indirectly introduces quotas. At the same time, there is uncertainty about the interpretation of a possible exemption. What does the pact stipulate and what impact could it have on the Czech Republic? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for Partie Plus on CNN Prima News.

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ČT24 | The European Parliament approved new migration rules

The package consists of ten legislative proposals. Its support was by no means certain, with the fractions counting every vote. What demands does this comprehensive package place on the Member States? And does the package contain mandatory quotas, as the Czech opposition claims? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on the approval process of the new legislative package for ČT24.

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Hospodářské noviny | Do critics of the migration pact have a better solution?

Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the current government's and opposition leader Andrej Babiš's stance on the migration pact for the newsletter Ředitelé Evropy of Hospodářské noviny.

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ČRo Plus | Czech government opposition reaction to EU migration pact

The EU Migration Pact has long been the subject of heated debate between the Czech government and the opposition. From the latter there are opinions that it is a monstrous agreement masking refugee quotas or fears that illegal migration will destroy the Czech Republic. But the government says it is a step in the right direction, despite the Czech Republic's abstention in the vote on the pact. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the change of their position for ČRo Plus.

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BLOG | Gender quotas in business: the European Union and its strategy for equality

Even in the most developed countries in the world of today, there is still inequality between men and women, especially in the top public positions. One way of tackling this problem is gender quotas, which the European Union has now taken up in a business context. You can read about the adopted directive and the EU's overall strategy to address the under-representation of women in our intern Natálie Hendlingerová's new blog.

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POLICY PAPER | Shifting the gender quota debate from underrepresentation of women to overrepresentation of men within diplomacy

Ivana Uličná writes about the fact that even though some progress has been made towards gender equality in diplomacy, women remain underrepresented in ambassadorial positions worldwide. Quotas have been effective in boosting nominal representation of women but critiques focused on quotas being tokenistic and harming meritocracy place a double burden on women. However, even the current system is not meritocratic, as men benefit from a historical advantage and assumed competence, while women must justify their presence, prove their worth and disprove gender stereotypes.

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INVITATION: EU± // New pact on migration and asylum

At the very end of September, the European Commission introduced a new pact on migration and asylum. It is a complex package of measures which responds to events of 2015 and 2016 and to the fact that there has been a very little progress made in regard of the migration and asylum policy reform. What exactly does the Commission’s new proposal contain? Will new migration quotas be introduced? Which measures will Czechia like the most and which of them will we criticize again? Our dear guests will answer not only these question during the next debate from series EU± on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM.

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Hospodářské noviny: A quarter of groceries in stores is of Czech origin. Deputies want to increase the number

Vít Havelka spoke in Hospodářské noviny about the plan of Czech deputies to introduce quotas for Czech food in shops.

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Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2018

Martin Michelot, Vít Havelka, Christian Kvorning Lassen, Alexandr Lagazzi and Kateřina Davidová react to the EUCO Meeting held in October 2018 from the perspective of the future of the EU and the Czech Republic's role in it.

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