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. Continue reading

Ralf Dahrendorf Taskforce Publication Series

Cover Csaba PaperPossible future candidates of the European Union need to fulfill the Copenhagen criteria, giving guidelines for the country’s political, economic and legislative sectors . But once a country has successfully gone through the process and has become a full member of the EU, there are very few mechanisms in place that take effect when a member state committs a breach of fundamental rights. Continue reading