István Hegedűs gave an interview to Eurozóna in Klubrádió on 30 March 2018 about the relations between Hungary and the European Union from the regime-change to our recent times. He emphasised that the conflict between the illiberal Orbán-regime and the European democratic political elites was unavoidable.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 14 March 2018 about the reform plans of the euro area. He emphasised that the forthcoming joint German-French proposal would not create a division of the European Union to Eastern and Western member states.
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.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió before the meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 23 February 2018.
István Hegedűs was quoted in a long article published by the Financial Times about Viktor Orbán on 25 January 2018: “Opposition parties or new political forces will break through at some point”, adding: “The war is not lost. All such people die or disappear at some point. The problem is we don’t know how long it will take.”
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió before the meeting of the leaders of the EU member states on 14 December 2017. He added that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council urged an open dialogue regarding the European refugee policy.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 8 December 2017 about the public hearing in the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on the situation in Hungary and the decisions of the European Commission to refer Hungary to the European Court of Justice over three infringement cases.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 17 November 2017 following the vote of the European Parliament to launch the first phase of the procedure Article 7 of the EU treaty against the Polish government, pointing out that the Hungarian ruling party voted oppositely to its own political group.
István Hegedűs participated at the policy forum entitled "Migration Crisis as a Challenge for Democracy" at the University of Warsaw on 14 November 2017. Hegedűs pointed out that the Hungarian public media continuously broadcast anti-refugee campaigns based on fearmongering.
István Hegedűs participated at the worskhop "Fragility and Resilience of Democracies in Europe. Where now for Citizenship Education and Civil Societies“ organised by NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) in Gdansk on 12-13 November 2017. Analysing the political situation in Poland and Hungary, Hegedűs emphasised the all-European dimensions of the authoritarian turn in both countries.
István Hegedűs made a presentation for students of the Institute for Political Studies of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal at the Andrássy University in Budapest on 25 October 2017.