| Migration Pact: A yay or nay? Public opinion is divided

Supporters of the new migration pact say the current situation is ineffective and only causes confusion. Critics of the new agreement, on the other hand, say the current status allows for greater flexibility in the processing of migration. But with whom do more voters agree? And do they believe in the security and protection brought by NATO membership? EUROPEUM Institute, in cooperation with the STEM agency, commissioned a survey, the results of which were presented to by deputy director of EUROPEUM Viktor Daněk.

Only 13% of people said they had a rough idea of what the migration pact would bring. Even when we then presented the advantages and disadvantages of the migration pact, it turned out that the public was divided on whether the migration pact could help against the current situation or not. It turns out that, in principle, people did not have a strong, settled opinion about it until the very end, and they are only now forming that opinion on the basis of the arguments that are being made in the election campaign.

It turns out that the majority of people, about two-thirds of those questioned, have this confidence in the allies. On the other hand, a third of those questioned doubt it. Women were slightly more likely to highlight this, whereas in the case of the younger generation of respondents we see that they have more confidence in the ally. In the long term, we also see that the main concern is from Russia when it comes to foreign threats.

You can listen to the input on the North Atlantic Alliance and subsequently the migration pact in the European Parliament candidates' debate at 17:34 and 47:48 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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