06.05.2020
Populism and the Legacy of Transition in Eastern Europe

Thirty years after Eastern European states began their transition out of socialism, the outcomes of the process are still contested.

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30.04.2020
Unlimited Powers in the Time of the Pandemic

A new emergency law has granted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power to rule by decree. What does this mean for Hungary’s path away from democracy?

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09.04.2020
Budapest Is Using Diplomacy to Fight for Democracy

What are the prospects and challenges for Budapest under green-left leadership?

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11.01.2020
Germany’s Central European Strategy Bites Back

Political differences between Germany and Central Europe cannot continue to be skirted if the EU is to effectively respond to the many challenges ahead.

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10.10.2019
Rule of Law in Limbo

Under the incoming von der Leyen Commission, political will shall determine whether the core EU value of rule of law is protected.

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04.10.2019
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime

The Hungarian opposition has finally managed to stand united against the governing party at the October municipal election. Two analysts consider risks and opportunities for challenging Viktor Orbán’s ‘hybrid regime’ and democratising the country.

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27.09.2019
The Hungarian Opposition’s Cautious Battle for Budapest

With a tough race ahead, the Hungarian opposition has reason to be cautiously optimistic that it can take back Budapest from Viktor Orbán’s party.

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20.05.2019
Policies and Vision Matter, Not Style

As a way of doing politics, populism is here to stay. Its opponents must offer real alternatives and keep political debate grounded upon the choices at hand.

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15.05.2019
Europe Will Not Collapse But It Might Rot From Within

CEU gender studies professor Andrea Pető explores the challenge that illiberal regimes pose for gender equality and the values of modernity.

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