Orban’s party has learned nothing and has forgotten nothing either. The European Parliament’s vote on the Sargentini report and the weakened position of Fidesz within the European People’s Party will not undermine the Orban government’s effort to build further the illiberal state. Continue reading “After Sargentini: Orbanism has no real obstacles in Hungary”
About the nature of the Orbán-regime
Before the 1998 elections, Viktor Orbán promised „more than just a change of government”. Even with his victory, he had only 4 years to lay the foundations of the „civil Hungary”, a value-based, fundamental idea of the party’s election program. Continue reading “Hungary’s new era”
Festival-goers and politicians of the 29th Balvanyos Summer Open University and Student Camp (also known as Tusvanyos) listened to a very confident Viktor Orban on Saturday. Hungary’s prime minister has launched a counter-attack against his opponents and made it clear that he wants Hungary to be in the power center of the European Union. Continue reading “Leaving the periphery – Orban and the Zeitgeist”
Hungarian political conditions and the lack of real opponents made it possible for Viktor Orban to outgrow the stage of domestic affairs and concentrate on the international arena. Continue reading “Orban’s vision has no challenger”
China is showing signs of being exhausted by the cooperation with its sixteen Central and Eastern European partners. As tension grows globally, Beijing is more concerned about the relations with the United States and the European Union, while CEE countries are still following a wrong approach in the cooperation. In this article, we try to find out what the Hungarian government can do with the situation.