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  • The Darker Face of EU Solidarity

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    As Europe struggles on with the effects of the economic crisis, the debate on the upcoming EU budget is raising renewed concerns about solidarity. With calls for cuts to the Union’s budget becoming ever louder, we need to think about what effects fewer subsidies for poorer member states would have […]

  • Hungarian Parliament on the Banks of the Danube

    Democracy on Life Support

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    Alexey Sidorenko, a Future Challenges blogger based in Russia, has been observing the rollback in democracy in Hungary under Fidesz. Looking from the outside in, he sees it as one example of a broader rollback in democracy in Eastern Europe.

  • Democracy on Life Support: The view from within Hungary

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    Future Challenges blogger Kinga Szalkai discusses Hungary’s political future. Do you think policies such as those of Fidesz/Orbán are viable in the twenty-first century? Do you think they are appropriate to prepare Hungary as an EU member state in the next 5-10 years? Szálkai: I do not think that looking […]