2016. március 26. 9:40
It's time for the European Union to get serious about enforcing democratic standards.
2015. november 27. 10:52
Since 2010, Viktor Orbán’s government has repeatedly taken antidemocratic and xenophobic measures that openly violate the basic principles of the rule of law.
2014. december 7. 23:21
If John McCain says that it is okay to overthrow an elected government and that it is lead by a neofascist dictator and you agree with it, it means that the only remaining way to determine who will rule over Hungarians is a civil war.
2014. december 4. 1:05
Democracy without respect for rule of law, separation of powers, and the protection of economic, civil, and religious liberties is not only inadequate, it is dangerous.
2014. november 26. 15:14
Step by step they dismantled the system of checks and balances.
2014. augusztus 7. 14:53
If Europe can’t defend democracy within its own borders, what, exactly, is its purpose?
2014. augusztus 1. 12:49
In a major speech last weekend, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban explained that his country is determined to build a new political model — illiberal democracy.
2013. április 17. 8:36
Hungary is popping up in the international media a lot these days. Today, I thought it would be interesting to hear what real, live Hungarians think about what they’re saying about Hungary. A video report.
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. április 9. 11:33
Once Hungarians regain their ability to live in a fully democratic society with depoliticized courts, I plan to go back to the quiet world of scholarship from which I came.
2013. március 22. 11:00
I'd like to congratulate the Hungarian government for the many laudable things in the new constitution.
2013. március 21. 10:35
The Hungarian government has enacted laws to place restrictions on the media. Just recall the Nazis’ manipulation of the media if you need a reminder of where it can lead.
2013. március 21. 9:58
The rise of the extremist Jobbik party as one of the largest opposition groups in parliament, and Jobbik’s affiliated paramilitary groups that incite violence, are clear challenges to tolerance.
2013. március 21. 9:18
Fidesz has gathered all of the powers of the Hungarian government into its own hands, without checks from any other political quarter and without any limits on what it can do.
2013. március 21. 9:01
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 21. 8:52
We remain deeply concerned by the restructuring and restaffing of Hungarian public institutions in a way that appears to decrease their independence from the political leadership.
2013. március 21. 8:44
Today, concerns have arisen among Hungary’s friends about the trajectory of democracy in that country.
2012. november 14. 13:47
If you haven’t read Ambassador György Szapáry’s open letter to David Kramer, president of Freedom House, I would strongly recommend it. While we would prefer to focus on the positive things happening in Hungary, we also feel it’s important to respond to criticism, particularly when it’s biased, misleading or inaccurate. And there’s been a lot of that.
2012. november 9. 15:11
Throughout the report, language is used that is subjective, full of political clichés, and has no direct relevance to democracy and freedom.
2012. szeptember 24. 9:05
Here in the United States, our voter registration rate is somewhere between 66 and 75 percent. But no one is going on a hunger strike over that.
2012. szeptember 21. 9:47
Our ability to work together with Central Europe to promote democratic transitions abroad is rooted in our shared commitment to democratic values at home.
2012. szeptember 19. 12:03
Three members of parliament submitted their draft bill on the new electoral law, that might act as a catalyst on the political left in Hungarian political life.
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.