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DI in the Press

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

Garvan Walshe on the Judiciary in Israel and Hungary

“The judiciary needs to strike down Netanyahu’s judicial reform before he turns Israel into a sham democracy—just as Viktor Orban did in Hungary,” our Research Affiliate Garvan Walshe argues in Foreign Policy.

Petra Bard on Hungary and the EU Presidency

Nobody wants to humiliate Hungary, our Research Affiliate Petra Bard argued in an interview with Hungarian weekly Jelen.

Thiago Amparo on the Budapest Pride

The Budapest Pride turns the city into an island against the authoritarian regime, our Research Fellow Thiago Amparo writes in his article in Folha de S. Paulo.

Dorottya Szikra on Family Policy in Hungary

In Hungary, there is a complete separation between helping those in need and family policy, Our Research Fellow Dorottya Szikra said in an interview with Telex.

Balazs Trencsenyi on the Unissued Diplomas Exhibition

“The basic cathartic experience is that any of these Ukrainian students who are here in Budapest now could have been on that wall,” Balazs Trencsenyi, lead researcher of our Democracy in History Workgroup said to RTL about the Unissued Diplomas exhibition.

Zsolt Enyedi on Ideologies of Autocratization, Illiberalism, and Hungary

“Religious linkages provide the illiberal movements with both a sense of moral superiority and an organizational network,” our Senior Research Fellow Zsolt Enyedi said in an interview with

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi on How Orban Rose to Power

“Viktor Orban was different from everyone else in one way: he wanted it the most,” Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy said in an interview with Telex.

Balint Magyar and Balint Madlovics on Post-Communist Regimes

“Many regimes that were considered transitional are in fact ‘terminal stations’ and have no plans to move on,” our researchers Bálint Magyar and Bálint Madlovics said in an interview with Perito.

Edit Zgut-Przybylska on Hungary’s Hostage Diplomacy

“This will certainly not help the rule of law dispute with the EU,” our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska said to Al Jazeera English.

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi on Viktor Orban and the Hungarian Political System

Fidesz reached the peak of its power around 2019, since then it has been in decline, Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy said in an interview with HVG.