European Union

2015. november 10. 10:36
If we are not going in the direction of federalism, but in the direction of nation-states, it is not certain that the whole thing will fall apart.
2014. augusztus 7. 14:53
If Europe can’t defend democracy within its own borders, what, exactly, is its purpose?
Vaclav, Viktor, Visegrad
2014. május 22. 15:54
"I am not a eurosceptic. And I am definitely not a euronaivist. I am a eurorealist", says Vaclav Klaus, the former president and prime minister of the Czech Republic. Mr Klaus, a harsh critic of the current state of the European Union, came to Budapest to speak at the Danube Institute about his views on Europe and its crisis and took a few minutes to speak with Hungarian Globe.
2014. május 12. 13:11
With his new term in office, Orbán will likely continue his drive to become another nominal democrat who has used a temporary electoral supermajority to entrench himself for the long haul.
2014. április 5. 08:23
The “average Joe” image he dons, coupled with his “freedom fighter” credentials, has made Orbán a well-liked politician, respected for his decisiveness and candor.
2014. április 3. 10:52
But critics say growth in 2013 was largely down to better weather, which boosted agriculture after an appalling 2012, and investment is dominated by state infrastructure projects, funded by a last-minute drawdown of EU funds.
2014. március 13. 15:08
How Hungary went from having one of the most admired legal systems in the world to the most worrying symbol of democratic decline in Europe.
Danube Institute
2014. február 6. 15:10
The whole of the West has to understand that Central and Eastern Europe are lost in the woods, but after all, the differences between Anglo-American liberal conservatism and Hungarian conservatism have been exaggerated, says John O'Sullivan. The British commentator and editor, and former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, moved to Hungary to launch the Danube Institute in Budapest. The new think tank promotes conservativism and classical liberalism. We asked him and his colleauge Gerald Frost about the goals of the Danube Institute.
2013. április 10. 10:15
What is at stake here is the nature of the European project and the ability of Europe to preserve our common and most precious commodity: democracy.
2013. március 21. 09:01
Hungary has been a constitutional democracy, respecting the rule of law and the rights of the citizen ever since the transition to democracy more than twenty years ago.
2013. március 14. 14:42
Viktor Orbán triggered alarm bells around Europe in 2011 when he used a two-thirds majority in parliament to push through a series of measures that concentrated political power.
2012. november 19. 10:08
The basic principle of the market economy is that you pay the cost of your financial mistakes. That didn’t happen in the case of banks in the recent financial crisis, so you can’t say that the cause of the crisis was the free market. What Mr Orbán says is a serious misinterpretation of the causes of the crisis, states Philip Booth, editorial and program director at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. We caught up with Mr Booth recently at a conference in Slovakia entitled "Toward a Free and Virtuous Society," which was hosted by the IEA along with the Acton Institute of the US, the Austrian Europa Institut and the Slovak Kolegium Anton Neuwirth. Interview.
2012. november 15. 08:52
The ritualized condemnation of Hungary is politically motivated bad-mouthing.
2012. július 23. 14:07
The trouble with Hungary is that it desperately wants to be like Austria, its old partner-in-empire, but is looking far too much like Greece.
2012. július 23. 13:54
At a time when Europe is undergoing the deepest crisis since its foundation, it is shameful to see such double standards on display.