ČT24 | The Migration Pact is about border protection, but it also brings new responsibilities

The European Parliament recently approved the Migration Pact, which, among other things, deals with the relocation of asylum seekers. Minister of the Interior Vít Rakušan claims Czechia will have an exemption from solidarity due to the number of Ukrainian refugees it accepted. The Migration Pact will take effect in two years, and its strengths and weaknesses were analysed by Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of the EUROPEUM Institute.

The Migration Pact has the advantage of being very comprehensive. It doesn't just address relocation, which is currently receiving a lot of attention, but also introduces very important border procedures. As a result, some individuals won't be admitted to the asylum process at all, thus relieving the system. However, this pact is designed more for a very good political and economic situation. If the situation were to dramatically worsen, then the system would depend on whether member states are truly willing to adhere to all deadlines and procedures. In other words, it heavily relies on trust.

You can watch the full commentary here from 06:42.

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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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