On 12 April 2022, Ulrich Irmer, liberal politician, former member of the German Bundestag, member of the advisory board of the Hungarian Europe Society, died at the age of 83. We will preserve his memory.

István Hegedűs analysed the political situation after the Hungarian parliamentary elections in Ida Politika podcast on 8 April 2022.

The Danish Føljeton made an interview with István Hegedűs following the Hungarian parliamentary elections on 6 April 2022. 

István Hegedűs gave an interview to the Latvian public TV about Vikor Orbán's campaign rhetoric before the Hungarian parliamentary elections on 2 and 3 April 2022.

Once again, it was the Hungarian Europe Society that organised the study tour of the fellows of the German Marshall Fund in Budapest and the Danube band. Ahnna Smith, Matthew King, Alissa Shelton and Dylan Tête met numerous representatives of the Hungarian political scene and civil society between 1-6 April 2022.

The Future of Democracy: Strengthening Liberal Values, Institutions and Procedures at Global, European, Regional and National Levels
online conference of the Hungarian Europe Society
Date: 17 March 2022, Thursday

Program

CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

Thibault Muzergues, French political analyst, author of the books "The Great Class Shift: How New Social Class Structures are Redefining Western Politics" and "War in Europe?: From Impossible War to Improbable Peace" gave an online presentation entitled "The French Presidential Election and the Future of Europe" on 1 March 2022.

In February 2022 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció to object that the Hungarian authorities' continuously pestering the Oltalom Karitatív Egyesület and the Magyarországi Evangéliumi Testvérközösség (MET). The signatory organisations stand for Oltalom and the religious community of MET and refuse the government's long-lasting offensive against them.

HES signed a joint letter of Civilizáció in February 2022 to express its respect and appreciation to the civil disobedience of Hungarian school teachers. The signatory organisations support the teachers' claims and acknowlede: strike is a fundamental right!

 

The Hungarian Europe Society signed a letter to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued by 20 civil groups on 13 January 2022 urging for a stricter observation of the fairness of the Hungarian parliamentary elections. 

In April 2021 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció about the importance of the withdrawal of the LeX NGO and about concerns over the following new draft law.