Horizont ČT24 | Immigration centre in Albania

A large-scale immigration centre is to be operational in Albania from August. Rome is building it to take illegal migrants intercepted at sea out of its territory until the asylum process is completed. Critics say the plan is unfair to migrants because it will disproportionately prolong their stay in the European Union when they are assessed. Is this an effective solution or is it just part of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's election campaign? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for Horizont ČT24.

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Novinky.cz | Migration Pact could cost the Czech Republic millions of crowns

The Czech Republic will be able to apply for an exemption from the migration pact because of Ukrainian refugees on its territory. If this exemption is not granted, the Czech Republic will either have to accept more migrants or pay a sum of up to 480 million CZK per year into an EU fund. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the migration pact for online outlet Novinky.cz.

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ČRo Plus | Czech government opposition reaction to EU migration pact

The EU Migration Pact has long been the subject of heated debate between the Czech government and the opposition. From the latter there are opinions that it is a monstrous agreement masking refugee quotas or fears that illegal migration will destroy the Czech Republic. But the government says it is a step in the right direction, despite the Czech Republic's abstention in the vote on the pact. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the change of their position for ČRo Plus.

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ČRo Plus | What will the new EU migration rules commit the Czech Republic to?

After many years of unsuccessful efforts, EU member states and MEPs agreed today on new migration and asylum rules for the European bloc. The series of standards provides for, among other things, more effective checks on migrants and faster return of failed asylum seekers to their countries of origin. It also introduces compulsory solidarity among all EU states, which can help overburdened countries either by accepting part of the migrants or by providing financial or material aid. Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the topic for Radiožurnál.

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ČRo Plus | European Parliament meeting on migration

European Member States and the European Parliament are discussing migration policy. What are the details of the negotiations and what will the final agreement look like? Viktor Daněk, Deputy Director of EUROPEUM Institute, gave an overview of the issue.

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Deník N | It's a nightmare for Europe, expert assesses the electoral triumph of the Dutch far right

The far-right populist Party for Freedom (PVV) won the Dutch general election. This will not only affect the Netherlands - it will have an impact on the direction of the country itself, but also outline a broader European trend for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of EUROPEUM, explained to Deník N what all this could mean not only for the Dutch, but also for the European Union, migrants, and Ukraine.

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POLICY PAPER | The New Pact on Migration and Asylum and the war in Ukraine: time for a paradigm shift?

Christian Kvorning Lassen, deputy director and head of research at the EUROPEUM, writes in his policy paper about the new pact on migration and asylum. In his article, he reminds that migration remains highly politicized.

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Radio Z: Hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants detained in Germany near the border with Poland in recent days, they entered the EU via Belarus

Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on current events on the Belarus-Polish border. Precisely because of migration, Poland extended the state of emergency on the border with Belarus. The problem will be discussed by the European Parliament.

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EU MONITOR: The EU’s military engagement in Central Mediterranean – Migrant crisis and arms embargo intertwined

In the new EU Monitor Vojtěch Freitag writes about the ongoing EU’s military mission in the Central Mediterranean Sea called EUNAVFOR MED Irini. The article attempts to overview, critically reflect and present recommendations for the issues connected to it.

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EURACTIV.cz: The number of illegal migrants heading to Europe decreased. However, the problems did not disappear

EURACTIV.cz published an article by Ondřej Plevák which cited statements from our debate "EU± // New pact on migration and asylum". Magda Faltová and Vít Novotný attended the debate.

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