ČT24 | Twenty years of the Czech Republic in the European Union - From behind the scenes in Brussels

What are the differences in perception between the EU capital and the Czech Republic? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk explained how the daily reality in Brussels differs from ours and what the work of a journalist looks like.

"It is important not to lose touch with reality in Brussels. It is very difficult to learn how to talk about these things from Brussels so that it is understood correctly in the Czech Republic. The Czech context is different from the Brussels one and what is somehow understood in Brussels can take on a completely different meaning here."

The full interview can be found here (from about 22:50, In Czech).

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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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