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Hungary Turns its Back on Europe 2.
Hungary Turns its Back on Europe 2.

Dismantling Culture, Education, Science and the Media in Hungary 2020–2021

Contributor(s): Oktatói Hálózat (Editor)
Subject(s): Education, Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Humán Platform Egyesület
Keywords: culture; education; science; media; Hungary; Orbán-regime; government; corruption
Summary/Abstract: With this volume, we continue our "Hungary turns its back on Europe" report, which was finalised in autumn 2019 and published in January 2020, "prepared by independent Hungarian intellectuals who wish to inform the Hungarian and international public as well as European institutions about the severe harm that the Orbán regime governing Hungary since 2010 has caused in the fields of education, science, culture, and the media." The reason for carrying on with our work is that, in the mean􀀐me, the situation in Hungary has exacerbated: the authoritarian features of the Orbán regime have been further strengthened, dismantling of the rule of law has continued, and the government's "cultural warfare" has moved up a gear and is increasingly destructive in the domain of culture. It is our common experience that Hungary, using European Union funds, has built an openly anti‐European, 21st century autocracy, which has taken the state captive, dismantled the checks and balances essential to the rule of law, turned democratic institutions into an empty shell, invaded the media and made corruption systemic.

  • Page Count: 103
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English
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