Bálint speaks to Piotr Pietrzak about the latest snap election in Bulgaria.
We discuss the current state of NATO and the recent Brussels summit with Péter Siklósi.
Conversation with Marc-Michael Blum chemical weapons expert.
Interview with two fellows of the Budapest Fellowship Program.
While the clash between the EU and Hungary on the law for the migration of minors still hits the news, let’s set the focus for a second on the strictly legal aspects of the controversy.
The European Council of 24-25 June 2021 was historical but not for the reasons you might think. Where some saw a vocal defence of “common values” against the umpteenth attack from the Hungarian government, others saw a worrying evolution amid the one-sided media noise: the official advent at the highest political level of cancel culture in the EU.
It’s never good when media freedom is supressed. But can the media themselves suppress freedom of speech? A leading German pollster thinks they do.
It’s now some thirty years since Soviet forces withdrew from Hungary and the all the aims of the 1956 revolution were finally achieved. By the end, it was a curious relationship.