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. How was the approval process? What was the importance of the negotiations? What demands does this comprehensive package place on the Member States? And does the package contain mandatory quotas, as the opposition claims? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, comments on the vote and the content of the just-approved 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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TN.cz | Visegrad Group could unite over migration issue

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary met in Prague to discuss the war in Ukraine and the future direction of the Visegrad Group. According to Viktor Daňek, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, migration will be another possible common topic and Donald Tusk will become one of the most important politicians in Europe in the next years.

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Seznam Zprávy | "It's cynical." Why ANO party turned the tables in the migration pact debate

In light of the debates on the migration pact, which represents the next step in solving the migration issue, the Czech political scene is once again focusing on this topic. However, Prime Minister Petr Fiala and the head of the opposition ANO party Andrej Babiš criticize the agreement, despite their previous positions. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, spoke in the 5:59 podcast about the change in their opinions, the possible reasons that led to it, as well as the content of the pact itself.

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Právo | Von der Leyen wants to continue leading the EU

As expected, Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed her interest in continuing as President of the European Commission. Since her arrival, she has faced crises such as Brexit, the global pandemic, the battle over vaccines and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The announcement of her candidacy was analysed by Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM institute, in Deník Právo.

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MF DNES | Czech Republic abstained in the vote on the migration pact

The Czech Republic abstained in the vote on the EU migration pact, despite having promoted it so far and participated in its preparation. In addition to criticism of the bureaucratic burden, it may also be a strategic move ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the Czech Republic's position for the MF Dnes daily.

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TN.cz | The European Union approves the Migration Pact. Czech Republic abstained

EU Member States reached agreement on a migration pact to improve migration control and speed up the return of failed asylum seekers. The Czech Republic abstained in the vote and Prime Minister Petr Fiala has expressed concern about the proposed changes, which he says increase the administrative burden on states. Senior researcher Vít Havelka spoke to TN.cz about the issue.

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deník.cz | PODCAST: Campaigning before the EU elections? ANO's bet on migration makes no sense, says Daněk

Although the ANO movement has been part of a very pro-European liberal faction in the European Parliament for the past decade, it has said almost nothing good about the EU in the campaign leading up to the EU elections, says analyst Viktor Daněk.

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Právo | Addressing migration outside Europe? Unrealistic

Read what our deputy director Viktor Daněk wrote for Právo about the migration pact. Will the migration pact solve all Europe's problems or not? Read more.

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