News

On 18 December 2020 István Hegedűs gave an interview to the Eurozóna program of Klubrádió on the achievements of the EU summit, especially about the agreement on the rule of law conditionality mechanism. 

The Hungarian Europe Society participated in a survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

István Hegedűs gave a presentation on Zoom to the students of the ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology: University of the Third Age entitled "Our Place in the European Union" on 9 December 2020. 

István Hegedűs talked about the option in Klubrádió on 9 December 2020, whether the Hungarian and the Polish governments would step back from their threat of using veto at the meeting of the European Council following the negotiations on the rule of law conditionality mechanism.

Events

On 8 December 2020, the Hungarian Europe Society hosted Mr. Shih-Chung Liu, Taiwan’s Representative to Hungary for an online discussion titled"Searching For Cooperation Between Taiwan and Europe in the Post-Pandemic Era".

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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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.