Hungarian Prime Minister inflames European politics, again, with his latest illiberal manifesto. But how strong is he, really?
- Yes, liberal democracies do need to build up a cohesive alliance to counter the threats – militarily and in the war of ideas – that are posed by aggressive authoritarianism, but without falling into two dangerous pitfalls – the author of How Democracies Die warns: to inadvertently bring all illiberal regimes into a united geopolitical front, and to think that the threat of personalistic despotism is just somewhere “out there”, and not also within the fragile corps of Western democracies themselves.
- Hungarians head to polls this Sunday, in a most degratated democratic framework. Hid from view by mainstream media, opposition candidate Márki-Zay struggles to compete.
- Orbán and Morawieczi will now have to explain to their domestic audiences how to cope with the possible EU funds slashing. Not an easy task.
- The ‘unexpected competitor’ in Hungary’s upcoming elections, Péter Márki-Zay, is strengthening its profile, both internally and at European level. Outgoing PM Viktor Orbán will be counting on the deep state he has built over the last 12 years to cling to power, or come back soon.
- Anti-Fidesz party join their forces to find the best-suited competitor to Hungary’s Prime Minister. Can they resurrect an agonizing democracy?
- Can the strongest beliefs in the enviromentalist cause and aggressive, far-right neonationalism coexist in today’s Europe? One Hungarian political movement shows how.
- As the EU’s big powers are focused on responding to the health and economic emergency, Kaczyński’s PiS pushes to hold an unprecedented mailbox election
- How and why Viktor Orbán exploited the European coronavirus crisis to harden ever more his rule over Hungary
- An “adult” Europe was born on the night of November 9th 1989, or at least it tried. As a new leadership takes over the destinies of the European Union, it faces a number of unanswered questions on its very raison d’etre. Will the answer lie on that very founding moment of its history?