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6/14/22, 10:38 AM

MCC Podcast: EU Sanctions Packages against Russia

In this edition of the MCC Pod-Vid series, Mr. Rodrigo Ballester, Head of the Centre for European Studies at Mathias Corvinus Collegium, helps us assess the process of elaboration, negotiations, and adoption of the 6th EU sanctions package against Russia.
3/16/22, 2:36 PM

MCC Podcast on Ukraine’s fast-track EU membership request

In the latest edition of the MCC Podcast series, Bálint L. Tóth from the Center for Political Science asked Rodrigo Ballester, Head of the Centre for European Studies at Mathias Corvinus Collegium about the legal aspects and possible political consequences of Ukraine’s fast-track EU membership request.
9/24/21, 9:56 AM

Hungarian law on the protection of minors vs. European Commission: chronicle of a clash foretold?

Is there a firm legal base behind, as many claims, the ideologization of the EU? How did phrases like "European values" or "non-discrimination" become captive to certain ideologies instead of remaining decisive points of unity for the European community?
8/3/21, 11:21 AM

Commission vs Hungary and Poland: some (strictly legal) observations

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.
4/26/21, 10:00 AM

Von der Leyen, Michel, Erdoğan and the Future of Europe

Three weeks later, Von der Leyen’s humiliation in Istanbul in front of a poor-spirited Charles Michel and a sly Erdogan is still the talk of the town, in Brussels and beyond. No wonder, this incident is much more than a storm in a glass of water or the perfect buzz for social network and meme addicts. This picture is rather the metaphor of some of the EU’s most pressing challenges and an embarrassing admission of its weakness.
4/1/21, 9:19 AM

The Spanish Government: a test case for the EU’s Rule of Law mechanism?

Apologies, not an inch of analysis or personal thoughts in today’s post, only facts.
3/16/21, 11:14 AM

The chronicle of collective madness: the Keira Bell case

Last December the High Court of London delivered a landmark judgment which is called to make an impression. Or rather, to enlighten on the ideological and medical drifts on a subject which does not allow an appeased debate: transsexuality and that of minors in particular. By Rodrigo Ballester.
2/8/21, 10:05 AM

Big Techs and politics: the self-proclaimed fifth power

Do we want to sail those waters preserving our democracies or are we ready to trade our rights for a couple of clicks to a trust of “illuminated” Big Techs? By Rodrigo Ballester.
2/4/21, 4:20 PM
Author: Corvinák

The future of the EU: messianic or pragmatic?

Our guest is the Head of the Centre for European Affairs at MCC, Rodrigo Ballester.
1/11/21, 12:27 PM

The art of the veto, the art of the deal

Now, as the "media noise" is dying away it's worth looking back to the Hungarian-Polish veto of 2020. Was it something actually extraordinary in the way the majority of the media coverage presented? Or not at all? A unique analysis by Rodrigo Ballester.
11/30/20, 10:25 AM

The unknown Pacelli-list

Pius XII’s legacy: don’t let lies get in the way of a true story.
11/9/20, 8:55 AM

While Spain gently sinks - salami tactics at the shade of the pandemic

Spain is on its way to become a copy of Maduro's Communist Venezuela? Spanish political landscape by Rodrigo Ballester.
10/21/20, 2:00 PM

Islamist Separatism: Macron Unveils the Veil on Radical Islam in France

A comprehensive analysis of Macron's latest big speech on Islamist extremism in France by Rodrigo Ballester.
10/13/20, 3:37 PM

Je suis Quinn Simmons

A talented sportsman succinctly expressing its sympathy for Trump on social networks, a young men simply daring to contradict a sport journalist who felt morally superior to millions of American voters, a white person using a black hand? Rodrigo Ballester on the Simmons scandal.

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