Kazakhstan: returning to the Russian sphere of interest? – The Weekly 78
At present, it’s quite difficult to clearly identify the motives behind the increasingly inflamed protests in Kazakhstan. While news reports talk about a spontaneous unrest caused by the sudden rise of energy prices, President Tokayev and the Kazakh government have issued official statements on a foreign terrorist intervention aimed at destabilizing the Central Asian country.
East or West?
And then Putin revealed what his goal was: go back to the past and revive the Eastern bloc with the assistance of Orbán and the likes.
Migration policy – Europe has learnt its lesson – The Weekly 77
Although the European Union is often rightfully criticized for being cumbersome and lagging behind international events, I think it’s important to take note of the achievements, too.
A letter to Ms Jourová concerning the European Newsroom project
I have read your remarks addressed to the European News Media Forum with great pleasure and interest.
Follow the traffic lights – New government in Germany – The Weekly 76
The race of Germany’s political parties showed quite a few twists and turns over the months before the election. Angela Merkel’s succession proved to be too much of a challenge for the Union parties, while the Greens’ growing popularity, albeit for a brief period, appeared to be enough for them to win the election.
Ethiopia – another crisis we have to face – The Weekly 75
Little more than a year ago, the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) hosted a meeting with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winner premier Abiy Ali. Back then it seemed that the extremely poor but quickly developing African country’s greatest international challenge would be to manage the huge Nile dam project fiercely opposed by Sudan and Egypt. We couldn’t have been more mistaken.
János Stummer's Open Letter to the President of the European Parliament
I am contacting you in connection with your fact-finding delegation’s visit to Hungary between 29 September and 1 October 2021 in order to assess the freedom of the press and the scientific community as well as the respect for minority rights and the rule of law in Hungary.
Glasgow COP26 climate conference: success or failure? – The Weekly 74
If you have an insight into the EU’s political processes, you are probably familiar with the time- and energy-intensive practice always applied by the 27-member community to eventually arrive at a final decision or just a joint statement on even the simplest of questions.
Péter Jakab’s open letter to the President of the European Commission
The year 2022 will bring perhaps the most important election for Hungary’s young democracy since 1989. The stakes are extremely high. We are at a crossroads where our homeland may remain a reliable member of the European Union as a pluralistic democracy or permanently sink into a corruption-ridden autocratic system with a vested interest in sabotaging the European Union.