Book Launch & Panel Discussion: Hungarian Politics In 2018


  • 18 Jan 2019 10:00 AM
  • Budapest Music Center - Library
Book Launch & Panel Discussion: Hungarian Politics In 2018
This publication is a comprehensive overview of developments, events and trends in Hungary in 2018, and an outlook on which topics we expect to dominate Hungarian politics in 2019, the year of both European and Local Elections.

It focuses on five broad areas. In the first section we review the year from the perspective of the Hungarian government, with a special emphasis on the main reasons behind the re-election of Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party and the policy priorities of the fourth Orbán government.

In the second section we look at the opposition parties, their state and prospects.

The third section focuses on foreign affairs, in particular Orbán’s battles at the European scene, and Hungary’s foreign policy in a global context.

In the fourth section, we take a detailed look at how Fidesz's policies have shaped the economy, and special attention is paid to the controversial “slave law”.

Finally, some key developments of the Hungarian society – changes in the media landscape, culture war, the Stop Soros bill and CEU’s departure – are discussed. All of the sections conclude with a brief analysis of the issues which may come to the fore in 2019.

The official languages of the conference are Hungarian and English. Translation will be provided.
Place: Budapest Music Center - Library
Address: 1093 Budapest, Mátyás utca 8.
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