CNN Prime News | The most influential Czech MEPs. Who has the best attendance and who really influences politics?

In a few days, the elections to the European Parliament will be held, during which Czech voters will choose 21 of their representatives. What was the attendance of the current MPs? And which Czech politicians turned out to be the most influential? EUROPEUM Institute compiled with the help of experts a ranking that tries to evaluate these categories. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, introduced it on CNN Prima News.

Assessing the influence of MEPs is very difficult. A quantitative assessment does not capture the true content of their work, i.e. what the MEPs helped to approve and how it actually benefited or did not benefit the Czech Republic. In our ranking, we have therefore approached experts who have daily experience with the work of MEPs and directly observe them. We found that those MPs who are most active in attendance are often also ranked among the most influential. Although this does not necessarily reflect overall activity, it is a broader indicator of how engaged MEPs are.

You can watch the full interview here from 9:40.

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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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