April 22, 2013
Hungary’s place in the sun in the EU
After having a short overview about the controversial political developments in Hungary 2010-2013, the questions emerge: shall Europe be really ready for confrontations with Hungary? Did the country really put basic European values and fundamental EU principles to the test? And what added-value can a non-aligned Hungarian qualified lawyer, former Hungarian EU-presidency member add to this?
Hungarians recently demonstrated their maturity to the EU membership by completing a “Schumann-price” winning EU presidency called ‘Strong Europe’ in 2011, which resulted – among others – the adoption of the EU Roma Strategy which marked a new stepstone in the EU Roma policy and the conclusion of the EU-Croatia accession negotiations. Nevertheless, in spite of those remarkable improvements, the country’s political decisions has been under permanent scrutiny by the EU since 2010, the adoption of the controversial media law.
(On the cover photo the Castle […]