News

István Hegedűs was interviewed on 28 July 2020 in an article published by aktualne.cz, Chech news portal on the latest pressure used by the Hungarian government on the independence of the biggest Hungarian online newspaper.

István Hegedűs gave an interview to the online radio Hungarian BroadCaster News Station about current European Union political issues on 3 July 2020.

Carnegie Europe published the piece "Coronavirus and Democratic Erosion in Hungary" by István Hegedűs in its collection of essays entitled "How the Coronavirus Tests European Democracy" edited by Richard Youngs on 23 June 2020.

 

István Hegedűs was quoted in an article on the relations between Hungary and the European Union published in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 22 May 2020.

Events

On 7 July 2020 the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs at John Cabot University, in collaboration with The Ohio State University and the Hungarian Europe Society, held a online panel discussion on the topic "Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe".

On 1 July 2020 Edit Zgut, researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences analysed the outcome of the first round of the presidential elections in Poland in her presentation. At the beginning of the meeting Wojciech Przybylski, the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight talked about the election campaign on Zoom from Warsaw. 

"The relations between China and the European Union in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic" was the title of the online presentation held by Tamás Matura, China expert, lecturer at Budapest Corvinus University on 29 April 2020.

On 3 January 2020 members of the Hungarian Europe Society discussed the report entitled "Tyranny and Hope" as well as the political situation in Hungary at their traditional annual meeting.

Declarations

Declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society on the publication of Nézőpont Institute

We might even welcome the arduous work of Nézőpont Institute - albeit with taxpayers' money - to gather serious Hungarian and international criticisms of the Orbán government's Authorisation Act*.

The Hungarian Europe Society signed a letter together with academic researchers and NGO-os on 29 April 2020 urging European Commission's Vice-President Věra Jourová and Commissioner Didier Reynders to stand firmly with the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Poland.

Thirteen NGO-s, including the Hungarian Europe Society, members of the Civilizáció group protested against the decision of the National Media Authority on 21 October 2019.

"NGO-s can be important co-operative partners of the new local council; their expertise, volunteers and members are able to provide significant resources for fulfilling its tasks. A free and green capital needs civil groups" - claimed twenty NGO-s, including the Hungarian Europe Society, in a joint proposal on 22 November 2019.