István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 8 December 2017 about the public hearing in the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on the situation in Hungary and the decisions of the European Commission to refer Hungary to the European Court of Justice over three infringement cases.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 17 November 2017 following the vote of the European Parliament to launch the first phase of the procedure Article 7 of the EU treaty against the Polish government, pointing out that the Hungarian ruling party voted oppositely to its own political group.
István Hegedűs participated at the worskhop "Fragility and Resilience of Democracies in Europe. Where now for Citizenship Education and Civil Societies“ organised by NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) in Gdansk on 12-13 November 2017. Analysing the political situation in Poland and Hungary, Hegedűs emphasised the all-European dimensions of the authoritarian turn in both countries.
L'Espresso published an article by Stefano Giantin on 15 October 2017 about two nationalist-populist EU member states; Hungary and Poland. The author also asked István Hegedűs about the possible next steps of the Hungarian Prime Minister in the European political arena.
Salil Shetty, Secretary General of the Amnesty International met representatives of Hungarian NGO-s, including István Hegedűs, at L'Office on 12 October 2017.
István Hegedűs gave an interview about the potential reaction of the European Commission to the new national consultation initiated by the Hungarian government on 4 October 2017. The Commission might unmask the charges, but it can hardly reach the majority of the Hungarian citizens according to Hegedűs.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Civil Rádió about the German parliamentary elections on 25 September 2017 (4:55 pm). He emphasised that in spite of the good results of the Alternative für Deutschland party, the political agenda should not be dictated by the extreme right.