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By the adoption (?) of the European Parliament report on triggering the ‘Article 7 procedure’ against Hungary, a convincing political majority has been forced agreeing on the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach of the European values. Damning statement. Why did Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán provoked this precedent? What are the… » read more

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Genval, 2nd April 2017 – The latest plans of illiberal Hungary aiming at closing the Central European University (CEU) can be explained in the context of the 2018 general elections. As there is no potent opposition, the government desperately needs permanent war rhetoric & a popular public enemy. Attacking science and research can however backfire.… » read more

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It would be so easy to cut the budget of the ERASMUS Programme to make immediate, short term savings in period of economic crisis. It is true that there is a massive push on national political leaders to achieve as many cuts at European budget level as possible. From this perspective, maintaining the same level… » read more

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“I am not font of quotas but I very much like what quotas do. And maybe it is necessary what quotas do.” ~Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice (Source of the photo © Department for Communities and Local Government’s photostream) Are women happy with their secret supporting role in the shadow of successful men? I… » read more

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(on the photo: Kolozsvár with the Matthias Corvinus Monument made by János Fadrusz Photo © Julie Kertész) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill Why did I focus on the European Youth Capital issue? I discovered the significance of that idea when I participated… » read more

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