News

István Hegedűs was interviewed in Klubrádió on 3 December 2020 about the scandal of the Hungarian Member of the European Parliament. 

István Hegedűs participated at the online roundtable "Human Rights in the Age of Covid" organised by Sofia (Society For International Affairs) -Trinity College Dublin on 26 November 2020.

István Hegedűs gave an interview to the Spanish journal NIUS on 21 November 2020 about the chance of a Hungarian and Polish veto in the case of the Multiannual Financial Framework and the NextGenerationEU package.

Hegedűs István was quoted in the article published in Le Figaro "La Hongrie et la Pologne peuvent-elles se passer du plan de relance européen?" on 19 November 2020.

Events

On 27 November 2020 the new board of the association was elected at the general meeting of the Hungarian Europe Society.

Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary
- online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society -
Second Debate: Transatlantic ties: American - (Central) European relations after the 2020 United States presidential election

3 December 2020, Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CET)

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Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary

- online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society -

First Debate: Media freedom and media pluralism: the role of social media in modern democracies on the two sides of the Atlantic

9 November 2020, Monday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CET) - The debate is available on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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The international conference “The Twenties of the Twenty-First Century: Liberal Answers to Anti-Liberal Challenges” organised by the Hungarian Europe Society, supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom was held online on 6 November 2020.

PROGRAM

All conference recordings are available on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

Declarations

Declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society on the Rule of Law*

1. The Hungarian Europe Society insists on the concept of the rule of law as a cornerstone of functioning liberal democracies of our time and a fundamental value in the political- constitutional set-up of the European Union and its member states. The rule of law in the EU is a non-disputable, firm category as elaborated in the Copenhagen criteria for accession countries, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Venice Commission’s opinions and its Rule of Law Checklist; and the European Commission’s documents since the introduction of the Rule of Law Framework. It is not a vague idea as suggested by its enemies– and there is nothing like an Eastern (or regional) rule of law versus a Western version.

Declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society*

The wave of protests in Belarus provoked by the fraudulent presidential election has been going on uninterrupted for three weeks. The Lukashenko regime is deploying ruthless police violence.

Declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society on the publication of Nézőpont Institute

We might even welcome the arduous work of Nézőpont Institute - albeit with taxpayers' money - to gather serious Hungarian and international criticisms of the Orbán government's Authorisation Act*.

The Hungarian Europe Society signed a letter together with academic researchers and NGO-os on 29 April 2020 urging European Commission's Vice-President Věra Jourová and Commissioner Didier Reynders to stand firmly with the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Poland.