The Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán has been repeatedly criticised for taking the country down the road of authoritarianism. After its grab on the Hungarian National Bank, the EU and the IMF have finally decided to prevent a further deterioration of democratic standards. The decision comes late, but is right, because Hungary is starting to resemble Russia more than any country in the EU.
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In the wake of the Tymoshenko trial, another spectacular trial might take place, this time in the EU. Former Hungarian prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has been accused of “acts of terror” against the Hungarian people. With an accusation far more severe than fraud or corruption, the reasoning behind the government’s move is unclear and might backfire.
For a long time now Roma have been a hot topic of debate in numerous eastern European countries. In the following blog I will present a different view, a different kind of article hoping to present the real identity of this nomadic group of people
Should the EU remove the ban on airline subventions? How far will certain governments go in protecting their national airlines from bigger players in the market? Is the European Union behaving slightly hypocritically when banning subventions when the Union itself is providing subventions to some of its own industries?
Hungary’s new Media Law in puts the new EU-president in an undesirable situation. The controversial law was enforced 1st January 2011 – the same day Hungary started its presidential period in the EU. The inconvenient media storm against the media law is certainly the worst start the Hungarians could dream of. The question is whether the media law is a potential threat to democracy.