ČRo Plus | Belgian Presidency

Belgium takes over the EU Presidency from the Spanish. What challenges does Belgium face in this role and how does it plan to achieve its objectives? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, explains.

It will be an extremely difficult task for Belgium, in cooperation with the head of the European Council, to draw up a multiannual budget that includes financial aid to Ukraine, mainly because of Hungary's obstruction. However, the Belgian Presidency will be able to play a major role behind the scenes. But it seems that Plan B is slowly becoming Plan A, i.e. bypassing Hungary and agreeing outside the EU framework on joint loans to Ukraine.

You can listen to the full interview here (In Czech, from 9:07).

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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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