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Europe’s misconceived cohesion

Published On: December 30, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Bálint Magyar/Bálint Madlovics

The EU was built on a vision of regime homogeneity. But the bloc has become heterogeneous, with some members breaching liberal-democratic principles.

Hungary’s fights for impunity

Published On: June 29, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Bálint Magyar/Bálint Madlovics

BUDAPEST – Hungary has become a post-communist mafia state. It is led not by a party but by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s political-economic clan, which treats society as its private domain while formally maintaining a democratic façade. The Hungarian state’s actions are not impersonal but rather discretionary, aimed at taking down the clan’s opponents and redistributing wealth and assets to loyalists.