Hungarians are so brave for surviving this

The Hungarian referendum tested not only my nerves but also the stamina of Hungarians. What did we have to withstand since the announcement of the referendum? Let me walk you through the five months of the campaign as I experienced it here in Hungary. A little Hungarian referendum timeline February 2016 I heard about the […]

Czechs, China and the flags – visit of the Chinese president to the Czech Republic

Chinese president Xi Jinping visits the Czech Republic

The Chinese president Xi Jinping is paying a visit to the Czech Republic in the period 28 – 30th March 2016 for the very first time. Many state officials have already visited the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution, but this time, it feels somewhat special. Where are the controversies and what are the reactions of […]

Hungary: From illiberal democracy to pornography. Viktor Orban speaks.

Viktor Orban Hungary GDP

The prime ministers of Visegrad countries (Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic) were participating in a Q & A session at the Globsec 2015 conference. Hungarian PM, Viktor Orban managed to embrace reference to pornography, Christianity and family making in his answers. He also referred to Hungarians as discussion addicts (more about the all […]