Greece’s Withdrawal from the Eurozone Could Cause Global Economic Crisis
Bertelsmann Foundation warns of extensive domino effects Greece’s exit from the Euro bears the risk of kindling a wildfire throughout Europe and possibly even on an international level and may result in a worldwide economic crisis. Countries affected would include not only Southern European nations or EU members, but also […]
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Is the governing party of Hungary really an anti-EU party?
What responsibility do we bloggers have when we choose the expression of “an anti-EU party” for describing the governing party of Hungary? Fidesz is definitely not one of those easy-to-grasp parties. Just remember how proud Hungary was of its EU Presidency at the beginning of 2011, over half a year […]
Democracy on Life Support
Alexey Sidorenko, a Future Challenges blogger based in Russia, has been observing the rollback in democracy in Hungary under Fidesz. Looking from the outside in, he sees it as one example of a broader rollback in democracy in Eastern Europe.
Democracy on Life Support: The view from within Hungary
Future Challenges blogger Kinga Szalkai discusses Hungary’s political future. Do you think policies such as those of Fidesz/Orbán are viable in the twenty-first century? Do you think they are appropriate to prepare Hungary as an EU member state in the next 5-10 years? Szálkai: I do not think that looking […]
András Inotai on Fidesz and Hungarian politics
András Inotai, Former Director General of the Institute for World Economics in Budapest, interviewed by Hauke Hartmann, Bertelsmann Transformation Index Senior Project Manager (Bertelsmann Foundation).