Poland faces parliamentary elections this weekend. The contest will be between Jarosław Kaczyński's Law and Justice party and the Civic Platform coalition led by former Prime Minister and former European Council chief Donald Tusk. Our deputy director, Viktor Daněk, discusses the topic in a studio interview.
"The problem with Polish politics is that it is very narrow-minded and black and white. Everything is portrayed as a fight between good and evil, it's ruthless and I see that even now in the campaign, which is very brutal in places. I think it is going to escalate in the days to come."
You can listen to the full interview (In Czech) here.#Poland #Elections
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.