Diplomatic Assessment of the Semester

Diplomatic Assessment of the Semester

Drótos György, Bayer Judit, Szelényi Zsuzsa, Barta András, Gajus Scheltema

Gajus Scheltema, Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands Embassy to Hungary was the guest of HES on 24 May 2016. The discussion included the priorities elaborated by the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council as well as the challenges facing the European integration. The ambassador called the EU-Turkey agreement a break-through in the management of the migration crisis. He expressed his optimism about the EU membership of Great Britain considering the recent polls about the outcome of the referendum: the country will remain in the European Union. Scheltema had a very positive opinion about the co-operation of the Visegrad Four countries. Since the meeting was off-the-record, the ambassador's views regarding Hungarian domestic politics are not public...

Recent behaviour of the Hungarian government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has raised questions whether the country is steering outside the European Union either by leaving the political and economic integration on its own decision or by provoking its expulsion by the European institutions a
The Legacy of 1956, 1989 and 2004 from the Perspective of 2021 in Hungary - hybrid conference organised by the Hungarian Europe Society - PROGRAM Date and venue: 22 October 2021, Friday 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CET) at ibis Styles Budapest Center (Rákóczi út 58., 1074 Budapest) & Zoom
On 1 July 2020 Edit Zgut, researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences analysed the outcome of the first round of the presidential elections in Poland in her presentation.