Poland’s 2004 EU Accession: A Retrospective

Two decades have passed. Poland is on the brink of celebrating the 20th anniversary of its accession to the European Union in the vibrant Parc Cinquantenaire of Brussels. The festivities promise a lively May Day atmosphere, complete with games for children and a captivating country image campaign showcasing Poland’s diverse regions and municipalities to a cosmopolitan audience. One question lingers as Poland prepares to mark this momentous occasion: do they genuinely have cause for celebration?

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Hungarian democracy 30 years after the transition

Within the framework of “Democracy is Europe”, a pan-European project organised by the Union of European Federalists, Eszter Kirs, Zoltán Fleck, and András Pulai talked about the deteriorating reputation of Hungarian democracy in the EU, shared their views on what has gone wrong since 1989, and discussed the possibility of returning to the European democratic […]

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