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Hungary’s response to the offer to improve US-Hungarian relations
Analyses | | Łukasz Frynia

On 11 February, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to Budapest as part of his trip to Europe. This was the first visit of a US Secretary of State to Hungary…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski, Michał Bogusz, Jakub Jakóbowski

For several weeks there has been a public debate in the Czech Republic on possible threats to national security posed by the manufacturers of Chinese telecommunications equipment. Discussion on this subject was…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

On 13 December, the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority (434 votes for, 64 against and 47 abstained) stating that the prime…

Analyses | | Łukasz Frynia

Fidesz, the governing party in Hungary, passed a controversial act modifying the Labour Code on 12 December. It increases the admissible level of overtime from 250 to 400…

Consolidation of the pro-government media in Hungary
Analyses | | Łukasz Frynia

On 28 November, the owners of the majority of Hungary’s conservative media began transferring shares in their companies to the Central European Press and Media…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

Nikola Gruevski, who served as the prime minister of Macedonia in 2006–2016, fled his country at the beginning of November and submitted a request for asylum in Hungary,…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

Elections to the councils of over 1,200 municipalities and cities coupled with elections of city mayors and chiefs of municipalities were held in Slovakia on 10 November.…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski

On 12 November, the Czech website Seznam Zprávy published a report in which Andrej Babiš Jr., the 35-year-old son of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš from his first…

Procedure under article 7 triggered against Hungary
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 12 September, the European Parliament brought a motion with a two-thirds majority to the Council stating the risk of a serious breach of EU values by Hungary.

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Hungary have held a series of parallel meetings over the past few days, above all to discuss the EU’s migration policy.