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After a brief overview of the Hungarian party system, the Socialist and the Liberal candidates, here are the likely winners. The EPP has two member parties in Hungary, and the smaller one just decided (and possibly split) over the issue of its party list. Hungary’s most popular party is Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union. Fidesz entered the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The picture on the Liberal political field is as simple as on the Socialist, so this is the second post in a series of the Hungarian MEP candidate lists. The Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) is a member of the ALDE group in the European Parliament and ELDR – European Liberal Democrats party group. It’s aim is simple: to survive the election and send at least one delegate to the European assembly.

Posted by Dániel Antal

In a series of posts I will write some information about the party lists in Hungary for the 2009 European Parliament elections. The order of the parties does not reflect any personal preference; there are still not announced lists and candidates. But firstly, here is an overview of the political parties involved in the election.

Posted by Dániel Antal

The EU has run into the current world economic crisis with rigid political institutions and lack of a clear decision-making capability, it has a diminishing competitiveness on in the world economy and it had the lowest growth rate among the great regions of the World in this decade. The manifest Western-Eastern division will suck up a lot of political, diplomatic and economic effort in the worst economic condition.

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Today’s summit was a sign of the lacking leadership and vision in the EU. When the crisis will be over, Merkel and Sarkozy will be the leaders of the past, and the EU will look fundamentally different from today. The rift between the East and the West has become manifest. The Eastern member states have de facto formed a group within the Union and none of their demands were met by the majority.

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Probably you could rightly claim that the Baltic Republics with their strong economic, cultural and historic ties to Scandinavia and Russia are different, and modern Poland is indeed a mix of everything, but I think the CEE phrase, as well as Central Europe and Eastern Europe will remain useful in the next few centuries. With a pure re-branding none of these countries will be able to ditch their shared history on and destiny.

Posted by Dániel Antal