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The views of István Hegedűs were quoted in the report of the Süddeutsche Zeitung about Viktor Orbán's political turns on 15 July 2018. Hegedűs remembers above all Orbán's will to power driven by a mix of pragmatism and mission, the chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society claimed among others.
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István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 26 June 2018 about the approved rapport of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament. The rapport suggests to trigger the procedure against Hungary according to the Article 7 of the Treaty on the European Union. 
On 4 June 2018 the Hungarian Europe Society signed an open letter sent to the European Commission by civil groups to defend the rule of law in Poland. Sign the appeal to the European Commission!
István Hegedűs made a presentation entitled "Hard Populism, Radicalised Political Communication, Politics of Fear: Towards a New Phase of the Orbán-regime?" at the Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference - CEECOM 2018 in the Szent-Györgyi Albert Agóra in Szeged on 31 May 2018.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 24 May 2018 about the results of the recent all-European survey. 
On 24 May 2018 the annual meeting of the Hungarian Europe Society elected Erik Uszkiewicz as vice-chairperson following the resignation of András Schweitzer.


On 26 June 2018 Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director of the Martens Centre was the guest of the Hungarian Europe Society in Brussels.
Cas Mudde (University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs) made a presentation entitled "Populism in East and West" on 11 June 2018.
The international workshop "From Populist, Illiberal Political Narratives to Conspiracy Theories and Fake News in the Visegrád Region and Beyond" organised by the Hungarian Europe Society and supported by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit was held on 7 June 2018 at the conference room of the National Association of Hungarian Journalists (Vörösmarty utca 47/A, H-1064 Budapest).​
István Hegedűs, Federigo Argentieri, Laura Sgarioto
On 4 April 2018 Federigo Argentieri, member of the Advisory Board of the Hungarian Europe Society, director of the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs at the John Cabot University in Rome held a presentation entitled "Italian Elections, European Consequences".
The research group of the Hungarian Europe Society presented its third report entitled "What Does the PERC Indicator Show?" about the attitudes of the Hungarian political parties towards the European Union on 28 March 2018 at the Center for Independent Journalism. Members of the team were Fanni Bársony, Emma Gothár, István Hegedűs, Györgyi Kocsis, Kata Nagy, Zsuzsanna Németh, Monika Pál, András Schweitzer, Zselyke Tófalvi, Erik uszkiewicz and Zsuzsanna Végh.
On 2 March 2018 Zsolt Boda, Director of the Institute for Political Science of the HAS Centre for Social Sciences made a presentation entitled "Trust and Distrust in Hungarian Politics".