TN.cz | Head of the European Parliament in Prague. Prime minister Fiala discussed security and farmers' protests with EP President

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, visited the Czech Republic. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute, analysed her visit for TN.cz. What does her series of visits to countries of the European Union mean and can it affect participation in the upcoming elections?

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MF DNES | Czech Republic abstained in the vote on the migration pact

The Czech Republic abstained in the vote on the EU migration pact, despite having promoted it so far and participated in its preparation. In addition to criticism of the bureaucratic burden, it may also be a strategic move ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the Czech Republic's position for the MF Dnes daily.

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BLOG | Belgium’s 2024 elections: Navigating Flemish nationalism amidst European challenges

Belgium is gearing up for several elections this year. In addition to the European elections, Belgian citizens will also vote for the federal and regional parliaments on the same day. Although this arrangement is nothing new in Belgium, it may make it more difficult for voters to distinguish between the different election campaigns. Growing Flemish nationalism may also bring complications. These topics are addressed by Nicolas Rouillard in his new blog.

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deník.cz | PODCAST: Campaigning before the EU elections? ANO's bet on migration makes no sense, says Daněk

Although the ANO movement has been part of a very pro-European liberal faction in the European Parliament for the past decade, it has said almost nothing good about the EU in the campaign leading up to the EU elections, says analyst Viktor Daněk.

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TV Nova | How to make EU elections more attractive in the Czech Republic

Since 2004, Czechs have been able to vote in European Parliament elections. However, interest is low compared to other countries. Why is this the case and how could voter turnout be increased? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM, discussed this topic.

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RTVS | The European Parliament strongly condemned Hungary

On Thursday, the European Parliament condemned the Hungarian government's deliberate, continuous and systematic efforts to undermine the fundamental values of the European Union. The resolution, which was supported by 345 MEPs, expresses deep concern at the further erosion of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary. What are the main reasons why the European Parliament has expressed its so far strongest reservations against Hungary? Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels office and deputy director, commented on RTVS.

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ČRo Plus | Rule of Law and Budapest's approach to negotiations on joint funding and support for Ukraine

Listen to an interview with Vít Havelka, Senior Research Fellow at EUROPEUM Institute, in which he comments on the European Parliament's harshest resolution yet against Hungary, specifically its legal status and Budapest's approach to negotiations on joint funding and support for Ukraine.

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ČRo Plus | Petition of MEPs calls for Hungary to lose its voting rights in the EU Council

120 MEPs signed a petition demanding that Hungary loses its voting rights. They argue that the EU's decision-making capacity is nearly blocked because of Hungary's approach. One of the main friction points is financial aid to Ukraine. Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels office and deputy director, commented on the issue for ČRo Plus.

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Radiožurnál | MEPs have run out of patience with Hungary. They are demanding that it loses its voting rights

Because of Hungary's blocking of funding for Ukraine, a number of MEPs have called for the suspension of Hungary's voting rights in the EU Council. 120 lawmakers across different factions have joined the petition. Our Brussels office director and deputy director Žiga Faktor provided his expert commentary on the issue.

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ČRo Plus | The far right is gaining strength ahead of the European Parliament elections

Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the current events in Wednesday's press for the morning broadcast of ČRo Plus. Among other topics, he discussed the rise of the far right in Europe and the US presidential election.

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