Vinohradská 12 | What is the Green Deal about?

Green madness. Tragedy. But also a challenge, an opportunity. This is what Czech politicians are saying about the Green Deal. What is it really about and how will this issue drive the European Parliament elections? A topic for Viktor Daňek, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, which he addresses in Czech radio podcast Vinohradská 12.

"Negotiations are being held and are being held until all the prime ministers at the table are in favour. And Andrej Babiš was in favour of it. That's because he understood the clear reality. The Czech Republic really has no alternative but to decarbonise, and neither does Europe. It is not alone in this, by the way, the whole developed world is doing it, even China, the world's biggest polluter, is doing it. It is simply a global trend. It is not that Europe is doing something and others are not, as is often mistakenly said here. It's a reality and so now it's about how to do it."

Listen to the full podcast with Viktor Daněk here.

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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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