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DI in the Press

Researchers of the CEU Democracy Institute are often interviewed by the press. Find their quotes below.

Hungarian Media Covers Bibo Debate

The Hungarian-language debate on clemency, organized by our Istvan Bibo Free University, received extensive coverage in Hungarian media.

Dimitry Kochenov on the Serbian Citizenship Law

The amendments “will significantly improve the position of stateless people, as well as all those who had to flee their own countries," Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup said to BBC Serbia.

Petra Bard on the EU and Hungary

“As long as European citizens do not feel that the situation of the rule of law in Hungary is also their concern, politicians will not feel the need to act,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard said to Jelen.

Edit Zgut-Przybylska on EU Funds and Hungary

Orban is creating "the illusion of real concessions," yet he is not giving up his overriding goal of monopolizing the state and the market, our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska said to Welt am Sonntag.

Petra Bard on the “Orban Method”

The European Commission can act only when financial interests of the Union are at stake, our Research Affiliate Petra Bard said to Het Financieele Dagblad.

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi on the Strategy of Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not a friend of Vladimir Putin – he is afraid of people who are stronger than him, Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy argued in an interview with Die Welt.

Andrea Peto on the CPAC Hungary

The Hungarian governing party uses gender as "symbolic glue," our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to RTE.

Edit Zgut-Przybylska on the CPAC Hungary

It is not a real alliance-building exercise, "but rather a PR show of strength, which is mainly meant to counteract Viktor Orban's total international isolation," our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska said to Szabad Europa (Radio Free Europe).

Andrea Peto on How to Survive Illiberalism’s Attacks

“Illiberalism in higher education operates outside of the previous consensual knowledge framework as it does not aim to produce facts nor to create a mirror image of reality,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto writes in University World News.

Andrea Peto on the Rise of Autocracies

"What we see now is that the autocratic offer is more popular than the liberal one,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to Estadao.