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DI in the Press

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

Dimitry Kochenov on Restricting Russian Citizens in the EU

Citizenship-based exclusions from the right to seek asylum or apply for a visa is a direct violation of EU law, Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup argued to Delphi.

Andrea Peto on Hungary as a Laboratory

"A discourse is normalized here, in which women are not even supposed to think about having equal rights. In this idea, they are different and should focus on family and having children," our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk.

Andrea Peto on Female Politicians

Conservative and far-right politicians have realized that politics can no longer be seen as the men's business and that everything must be done to help voters connect with their candidates, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto told Nepszava.

Renata Uitz on the Hungarian Abortion Law

It is hardly a coincidence that the Hungarian government introduced a new requirement: women seeking abortion will be obliged to listen to the “fetal heartbeat,” our Co-Director Renata Uitz writes in her op-ed in Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz at the European Court of Human Rights

Five Polish lawyers and activists, including our Post-doctoral Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz brought the case of wiretapping and mass data collection by Polish security agencies to the European Court of Human Rights.

Peter Rado on the Hungarian Education System

“It would take at least 16 years to get Hungarian education back to where it was in 2009,” our Research Affiliate Peter Rado said in an interview with

Dimitry Kochenov on Nationality-based Visa Bans

Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup, gave an interview to Prague-based Current Time TV, arguing that flan nationality-based visa bans in Europe would be illegal under EU law.

Andrea Peto on Women in Higher Education

“I wonder how parents of girls will feel about their children's life chances being determined by the state again,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to

Sarah Ganty Quoted in The New York Times

The article covering the European debate about the proposed visa ban for Russian tourists quotes our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty.

Dimitry Kochenov and Sarah Ganty Contribute to Meduza Article

The independent Russian news site, Meduza, published a longread on the proposed Schengen visa ban for Russian citizens. Our Rule of Law Workgroup’s lead researcher Dimitry Kochenov and Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty contributed to the article.