| Politicians can't talk about migration because they would lose points with voters just before the European elections

The migration pact that European Parliament passed on Wednesday continues to stir emotions. Vít Havelka, senior research fellow at the EUROPEUM Institute, spoke to about how migration is perceived in society and how politicians communicate it to the public.

"It is obvious that migration is a term that evokes resistance in the Czech population. We don't think too much about what is really meant by that word. This has the consequence that if we are only a few months away from the European elections, it is very difficult for any politician to discuss this topic rationally in any way. That is how I see the current statements, whether from the government or the opposition."

You can watch the full interview here.


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Vít Havelka
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU

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