News

The view of István Hegedűs about the Hungarian Prime Minister was quoted in the article published by the Associated Press on government corruption on 17 March 2019. According to Hegedűs Orbán "is a politician who thinks in revolutionary terms ... and he may even try to risk leaving the EU,” although Hungarians in general overwhelmingly favor EU membership. “He will have to think over a thousand times whether he’ll give up these EU subsidies.”

István Hegedűs gave an interview to Civil Rádió about the deepening conflict between Fidesz and the European People's Party on 4 March 2019.

István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 4 March 2019 about the billboard campaign of Fidesz and the reaction of the European People's Party.

The opinion of István Hegedűs on the Hungarian Prime Minister was quoted in the Liberation on 3 March 2019. "Orbán is not only a pragmatist who uses populism to keep power. He wants to build a new society against his enemies", Hegedűs argued.

Events

Benjamin de Cleen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, made a presentation entitled "Populism, nationalism, and European politics" on 6 March 2019 in Budapest.
The Hungarian Europe Society was a host organiser of the "European Civics Academy" training led by The Good Lobby, a Brussels-based NGO. The training which was held on 26 February 2019 at Európa Pont in Budapest, provides knowledge and practical skills for activists, NGO experts and university...
Gábor Filippov, political scientist-historian, gave a presentation entitled "The Nature and Perspectives of the Hungarian Political Regime" on 15 February 2019.
On 9 January 2019 Volkmar Wenzel, ambassador of the German Federal Republic in Hungary made a presentation to members of the Hungarian Europe Society.

Declarations

More than a hundred NGOs, the Hungarian Europe Society among them, have joined a common manifesto published on the occasion of the 15 March 2019 public holiday, in which they declare their shared democratic values. At the same time they demand the withdrawal of the government's...
Declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society* on triggering Article 7 of the Treaty on the European Union​   Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union claims: “The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and...
On 18 December 2017 135 Hungarian NGO-s, including HES, protested against the attacks on civil society by the local governments of Kaposvár, Miskolc and Pécs, which initiated the expulsion of civil organisations from their cities.  
Please find the latest declaration of the Hungarian Europe Soiety about the current legislation impacting NGOs in Hungary here (HU).