ČT24 | The European Parliament faced one of the toughest periods. How did it cope with the challenges?

The concluding European Parliament experienced one of the toughest periods. It had to address challenges such as the COVID crisis, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and the migration pact. How did the parliament deal with these complex issues? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, assessed the effectiveness of MEPs on a daily broadcast of ČT24.

Since 2008, Europe has been grappling with one perpetual crisis the other, but the last five years have been particularly challenging. During the COVID crisis, Europe demonstrated its ability to act swiftly and effectively. For instance, legislation on COVID passports was approved at record speed, and within a few weeks, a functional legal framework was established, utilized by millions of Europeans. These times of crisis show that often when there is a will, there is a way.

You can listen to the entire segment here from the 2nd minute.

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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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