Hungary: Fidesz Lose By-Election in Party Stronghold

On  25 February Peter Marki Zay, an independent candidate gained 57.5% of the vote in a by-election in the southern Hungarian town of Hodmezovasarhely defeating Zoltan Hegedus, the candidate of the governing Fidesz party, who secured 41.63% of the vote. The by-election saw a particularly high voter turn-out of 62.45% compared to 36.38% in the … Continue reading Hungary: Fidesz Lose By-Election in Party Stronghold

Hungary: Academic Freedom, Civil Society and the Anti-Soros Campaign

The Lex-CEU and the NGO Crackdown: On 10 April 2017 Janos Ader, the President of Hungary, approved a bill changing the legal framework under which foreign universities operate within the country. Although the bill’s regulations cover a range of international institutions it is widely seen as being specifically aimed at shutting down the Central European … Continue reading Hungary: Academic Freedom, Civil Society and the Anti-Soros Campaign