Failure of the Democratic Opposition

“It’s now very well known in the international media that we’re on a very dangerous track toward a more and more authoritarian regime,” said István Hegedűs as quoted by Andrew MacDowall in his article "Illiberal Democracy: How Hungary’s Orban Is Testing Europe" published in 
Pravda, the Slovak newspaper asked for the views of István Hegedűs on 9 February about the conflict between the Hungarian Prime Minister and the billionaire entrepreneur. 
István Hegedűs argued in favour of the introduction of the single European currency in Hungary in Klubrádió on 26 November 2013.
HVG published an interview with István Hegedűs entitled Orbán Viktor korábban is hajlamos volt fekete-fehérben látni a világot on 16 February 2012.
István Hegedűs participated at the urgent online meeting of the Liberal South East European Network (LIBSEEN) on 15 April 2021. The liberal organisations of the region condemned the dangerous, war-provoking proposals of the "non-paper" that was leaked in Slovenia.