TV Nova | Hungary before the European Parliament elections

The election campaign for the European Parliament elections in Hungary has begun, and according to expectations, it is quite sharp. But what is Hungary's real position in the current European Union? And how might the proposed reforms or enlargement of the Union change it in the future? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the issue in an interview with TV Nova.

"It's not that Vikto Orbán doesn't know how to negotiate. He knows it very well, and he also knows that the situation can be easily exploited for his benefit. In situation where Hungary has the right of veto, there are decisions where the European Union cannot move forward without Hungarian consent. And that's something Viktor Orbán likes to use for his own personal gains."

You can listen to the full interview here (from about minute 18).

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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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