Upcoming event: Goulash and a Book – “‘Hello, Dictator!’ – Hungary under Viktor Orbán”

Handshake between Viktor Orbán, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker
Handshake between Viktor Orbán, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker © European Union , 2015 / Source: EC – Audiovisual Service / Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Time: 19.00 – 21.00

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, 71 Avenue de Cortenbergh, 1000 Brussels

 About the event:
Hungary is at odds with European democratic values, yet the EU has so far been unable to take action against the Hungarian      government. Meanwhile Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán is making life increasingly difficult for civil society and the media while at the same time pocketing Forint by Forint and undermining democracy and the rule of law.

The moment when European Commission President Juncker     jokingly greeted Hungary’s Prime Minister and EPP colleague Viktor Orbán with the words “Hello, Dictator” embodies precisely this  helpless paralysis.

What role can Liberals in Hungary play to break the cycle? How can European partners support Hungarian civil society and reform-oriented politicians?

Join us for a bowl of Goulash as Ulf Schlydt reads from his publication “’Hello Dictator!’ Hungary under Viktor Orbán” to discuss the current state of affairs in Hungary with our Hungarian experts.


Welcome
Håvard Sandvik,
European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Reading by

Ulf Schyldt, Editor, “Hello, Dictator!”

Comments by

Zoltán Kész, Member of the Hungarian Parliament
Réka Csaba,
Researcher, Republikon Institute, Hungary

Moderation
Caroline Haury

Programme Manager
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Kindly register for this event by 19 April 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/Goulash-and-a-book

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