‘All the Red Lines Had Been Crossed’: CEA Talk with Finland Amb. Jari Vilén
In late March, the Hungarian parliament ratified Finland’s NATO membership, which led to joining it as a member a week later. At the time, some Hungarian officials “spent months telling counterparts that they had no objections, and their parliament was simply busy with other business,” as reported by Politico. “Budapest changed its narrative… with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán… arguing the point that some of his legislators had qualms regarding criticism of the state of Hungarian democracy.” While taking longer than perhaps hoped, the Hungarian parliament ultimately voted to ratify it by a margin of 182 to 6 on March 27.
How to defeat populism
Op-ed by Zoltán Kész Do you know what 500 years means? Can we actually comprehend how much time half a century is? Once, on a trip to Austria, I had the opportunity to visit an exceptional castle. The most amazing thing for me, besides the beautiful view, was when I learned that this gorgeous building […]
Is there a future for Hungary and Poland outside the EU?
CEA Talk Online conference “Is there a future for Hungary and Poland outside the EU?” – this was the central question at an online conference organized by the Budapest-based Civitas Institute. Leszek Balcerowicz, former chairman of the National Bank of Poland debated with Hungarian economist Péter Róna about present and future of the two EU […]
Dalibor Rohac: You either defeat Fidesz in 2022 or might never have democratic election again
CEA Talk podcast In the latest edition of the CEA podcast Dalibor Rohac, a Slovakian researcher and economist at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about US relations with Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary’s perspectives ahead of the 2022 parliamentary elections and the possible future of the Visegrad Four alliance. Host: Zoltán Kész To claim that […]
Ariel Goldstein: Bolsonaro is seen as a myth who cannot be questioned or criticized
CEA Talk podcast „Bolsonaro would like to reach Orbán’s power level,” says Ariel Goldstein, sociologist and political scientist of the University of Buenos Aires. The Argentinian researcher was the first guest of the Civitas Talk podcast and discussed similarities and differences between the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Host: […]