A new law that would drive out of Hungary a top university founded by US financier George Soros has since April triggered a series of protests.
A proposed law in Hungary to monitor finances of foreign-funded NGOs is another burden for the country’s civil society.
The Hungarian president has signed the law passed by the Fidesz party regulating university freedoms, making the ouster of CEU a possibility.
Hungarians rose up in peaceful protest against new legislation passed by the Fidesz party against university reforms.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
The US has not just elected an economic populist with a policy agenda designed to rescue neglected classes. It’s chosen a royalist who has never for a moment dwelt among ordinary Americans, a man whose monstrous egocentrism amounts to clinical solipsism.
Now that the imminent danger of victory is not so imminent, perhaps we can look beyond the fear and outrage to reflect on the legacy that the Trump candidacy leaves behind.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
Hungary refused to take in migrants under an EU burden-sharing plan. Instead, Orban announced a referendum on whether to accept any future EU-wide quotas.
As Hungary eyes the October 2 referendum over EU migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into EU, fortifies the border fencing.
EU leaders met to discuss a six-month post-Brexit ‘road map’ to restore public acceptance; however, leaving many leaders dissatisfied.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.
Consensus will be a tall order in the coming days for the EU as they grapple with the same issues: refugees crisis, a fragile economy and Brexit.
Illiberal populists all over the world are benefiting from three simultaneous backlashes.
‘Immigrants’ are key European football. Fans need to push back anti-immigration politics and sentiments to protect their legacy.