Europhile Public vs Eurosceptic Governing Elite in Hungary?

Göncz, Borbála ORCID: and Lengyel, György ORCID: (2021) Europhile Public vs Eurosceptic Governing Elite in Hungary? Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, 56 (2). pp. 86-90. DOI 10.1007/s10272-021-0959-8

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Hungary was perceived to be the “good student” among EU candidate countries in the 1990s and early 2000s. However, over the past decade, the relationship between the EU and Hungary has deteriorated. Hungary and specifi cally its Prime Minister since 2010, Viktor Orbán, are continually criticised for violating EU values and breaking rules of EU membership. On multiple occasions, Orbán and the Fidesz regime have implemented measures that question democracy, the rule of law, freedom of the press, academic freedom and minority rights among other things. The confrontational politics were accompanied by a very symbolic domestic communication about the EU based on populist anti-EU rhetoric; most recently, this dynamic led to Fidesz quitting the European People’s Party in March 2021.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Political science
International relations
ID Code:6639
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:08 Jul 2021 07:41
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