News

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.

István Hegedűs gave an interview about the reactions of the European institutions to the Hungarian Enabling Act on 15 May 2020.

The Hungarian Europe Society and its partners - as part of the 'EUritage' consortium led by WiseEuropa, a Warsaw-based think-tank - announced an essay competition for Hungarian high school and university students in March 2020. Following the decision of the jury, the winner of the competition became Máté Bozóky with his paper and the second place was given to Nadia Taylor Sol for her shirt writing. 

István Hegedűs gave an online presentation to the working group on Europe, Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Young Liberals in Baden-Württemberg on 29 April 2020.

Events

"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.

The international conference "Tyranny and Hope: The state of Central Europe in the European Union" organised by Republikon and the Hungarian Europe Society, hosted by Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit was held on 10 December 2019 in Brussels.

PROGRAM

Conference video

On 19 September Benjamin De Cleen, assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel gave a presentation entitled "Populism, nationalism and the radical right in Belgian politics" in Brussels.

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.