News

Mihály Csákó, sociologist, member of the Hungarian Europe Society, died on 10 January 2019. We have lost not only one leading intellectual, a former opposition member of the Kádár-regime, but also our old friend. We will always remember him.

István Hegedűs was quoted in an article dealing with the Hungarian Prime Minister in The New Yorker on 7 January 2019. Orbán “wants to be important, to change Europe and to change the world” according to Hegedűs. “He hopes to be one of the new leaders in Europe, savior of the European Union, and to be appreciated as such.”

2018. december 27-én a Magyarországi Európa Társaság csatlakozott a Történelemtanárok Egylete által indított, az ENSZ Emberi Jogok Egyetemes Nyilatkozata kiadásának 70. évfordulója alkalmából indított mozgalomhoz.

István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió about the demonstrations in Budapest and the European reactions on 17 December 2018.

Events

On 9 January 2019 Volkmar Wenzel, ambassador of the German Federal Republic in Hungary made a presentation to members of the Hungarian Europe Society.
Members of the Hungarian Europe Society gave lectures at the annual final meeting of the organisation on 29 December 2018. First Erik Uszkiewicz presented his research subject under the title "Impacts of the Russian disinformation war on the European elections and the role of the media", then,...
Openly questioning liberal democracy and openly abusing political power for serving corruption are equally dangerous for democracy, stability and Europe’s future. This was the conclusion of the discussion entitled "The future of the EU: Central and Eastern European Perspectives" between Zsuzsanna...
András Pethő, founding editor of Direkt36 and András Szabó, journalist were the guests at the event of the Hungarian Europe Society on 31 October 2018. They talked about the secret Russian-Hungarian connections and their mapping with the tools of investigative journalism as well as the...

Declarations

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).
The Hungarian Europe Society, together with numerous NGO-s, protested in a statement against the stigmatising "Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organisations" approved by the Hungarian Parliament on 13 June 2017.