Is Central Europe Damaging EU Enlargement?

Is Central Europe Damaging EU Enlargement?

István Hegedűs was one of the experts who answered Judy Dempsey's question on Carnegie Europe's blog on 28 February 2018. He claimed: "It is understandable that there is a fear in the air of an even deeper East-West divide in Europe after any further enlargement. Still, the solution should not be to exclude applicants who fulfill the necessary criteria. Instead, current EU mechanisms should be operationalised to monitor and, if necessary, sanction member governments—not member states—that regularly breach the shared values of the European community."

The answer by István Hegedűs to the question of Judy Dempsey "Is the Coronavirus Breeding Disinformation Across Europe?" was published on the blog of Carnegie Europe on 9 April 2020.
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The answer by István Hegedűs to Judy Dempsey's question was published on the blog of Carnegie Europe on 12 April 2018.
István Hegedűs was quoted in Foreign Policy on 31 March 2022 on the Hungarian elections saying among others that "Marki-Zay is a good speaker, but he did make some mistakes, and I think there is a lack of a strong team and expertise behind him".
István Hegedűs was interviewed on 28 July 2020 in an article published by aktualne.cz, Chech news portal on the latest pressure used by the Hungarian government on the independence of the biggest Hungarian online newspaper.
István Hegedűs was one of the speakers among Péter Balázs, Miklós Németh, Géza Jeszenszky and Iván Pető at the event entitled "Opening the Boarders, Changing the Regime - Political Memories and Realitie