Globsec Trends 2021
"The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy had common Foreign-, Defense- and Finance Ministries. It is frustrating that European integration is not there yet 150 years later."
"The precondition of a common EU foreign policy is that each European citizen could identify themselves with it."
“Huawei is such a large national security threat that is simply not offset by the low price of its 5G network”
The European Parliament would strike against Putin, but some member states remain reluctant
Political Capital's Flash Report
The EU-China trade agreement is ‘unacceptable’ in its current form
Interview with Attila Ara-Kovács
Main narratives about COVID-19 in the V4 countries during the first wave of the pandemic
Political Capital's research
Foreign Authoritarian Influence in the Western Balkans
Research on the nature and the degree of authoritarian influence in the Western Balkan region
Authoritarian shadows in the European Union
Influence of authoritarian third countries on EU institutions
Quarantine podcasts, Bologna Edition – a discussion with Erik Jones on Italian and EU politics
A podcast about the political and economic situation in Italy, policy responses to the corona crisis, the future of the European integration. Guest: Erik Jones
Eastern Europe Goes South?
Central Eastern Europe and the integration of the Western Balkans - Public conference in Budapest - summary
63% of MEPs sitting in the EPP voted against Orbán and Kaczyński
The EP decided on 16 January to advocate for further consultations and measures concerning breaches to the rule of law and stated that in the past period the situation only deteriorated in Hungary and Poland.
Doors Wide Shut
Russian, Chinese and Turkish authoritarian influence in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Erdogan’s visit to Budapest: another symbolic meeting
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Budapest on 7 November.
Decisions on electoral interference EP: bad and good news for Russia
On 10 October, the European Parliament approved a resolution condemning foreign electoral interference and disinformation in democratic processes with a vast majority. The result of the vote on text, similarly to previous cases, shows that the Kremlin has nowhere near enough friends in the EP to inf
Collusion or Homegrown Collaboration?
A study on the connections between German Far Right and Russia
Five points on Manfred Weber’s visit to Budapest
Political Capital's flash analysis on the visit of the European People’s Party lead candidate to Budapest on 12 March
The Russian International Investment Bank is moving to Budapest
The Hungarian National Assembly approved the law on the International Investment Bank’s move to Budapest on 5 March 2019.
Orbán showcased himself as a mediator between the East and the West in his meeting with Putin in Moscow
Political Capital's Flash Report
The approval of the Sargentini report: the beginning of the end for Orbán in the European People’s Party? - Flash Report
Political Capital's Flash Report
Illiberalism in the V4: Pressure points and bright spots
A comparative study on the democratic backsliding in the Visegrád countries
The V4 and the future of the EU
In the frames of the project EurActiv Slovakia, EurActiv Czech Republic, EurActiv Poland and Political Capital produce analyses on the most important issues affecting the Visegrád Group.
The Belt and Road Initiative: Visegrad Four’s Chinese dilemma
China has used the international economic crisis to elbow its way towards a dominant position on the global market.
Political Capital launched a project under the Europe for Citizens Programme
A project for debating euroscepticism in Hungary
Exit, Voice or Loyalty?
Young people on Europe and democracy. Case studies from AT, CZ, DE, HU, PL and SK
The future of Visegrád in the shadow of illiberalism and the EU’s macropolitical environment
A study by Political Capital.
The Future of Europe - Comparing public and elite attitudes
Chatham House’s research paper The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes examines the crucial divergence in attitudes towards European integration between the general public and an 'elite' group of leaders from business, civil society, journalists and elected officials.
How vulnerable are the Visegrad four societies to subversive foreign influence?
Public and governmental approaches towards TTIP in the V4 countries
The purpose of this study is to analyse the stance of civic and political actors in the Visegrád countries on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
What the V4 is not unified in: the relationship with Russia
The Prague summit of the leaders of the Visegrad countries on 15 February and the meeting of the European Council on the 18-19 put the coordinated stance of the V4-group into the spotlight again.
Focus on Hungary: Refugees, Asylum and Migration
Study on the Orbán Government’s rhetoric and policy measures with regard to refugee, asylum and migration issues
The Kremlin connections of the European far-right
Political Capital Institute has decided to launch a series of publications in order to analyze the pro-Russian standpoint and behavior of far-right actors in various member states more deeply. The first four elements of the series deal with Hungary, Slovakia, France and Greece.
"I am Eurasian" - The Kremlin connections of the Hungarian far-right
Political Capital's study on Kremlin's connections to the Hungarian far-right.
Chancellor Merkel’s visit in Budapest: The Great PR Hoax
From a diplomatic aspect, the joint press conference by the German chancellor and the Hungarian prime minister revealed some disagreements.
The Russian connection
An analysis on the spread of pro-Russian policies on the European far right
MOL in Croatia – Lull before the storm
The Croatian government failed to put legal controls on the Hungarian Company’s business share, which means that it will leave the resolution of the problem to the incoming administration.
Hard times for EU Presidency = hard times for EU
Hungary has prepared for the EU Presidency diligently and succeeded in putting its own topics on the agenda, such as the European Roma Strategy. No one had expected it to be a light run.
Wine and Whine: The budding fruits of Hungary’s EU Presidency
As Hungary packs up its Bermuda shorts for a six-month stay at the Brussels beach, it might be fair to ask: What exactly do we expect to get out of this?
Hungarian-Slovak Network to Reset Political Dialogue
Political analysts, researchers and members of civil organisations in Slovakia and Hungary have created an open network to stimulate dialogue on issues that affect the entire Visegrad region.
The impact of the Greek crisis on Hungary
Hungary, which was close to bankruptcy at the end of 2008, made brutal spending cuts. The Greek government meanwhile responded to the crisis with lavishly spending money that it did not have.
The Suez affair in Hungary: Fidesz and the foreign investors
The decision of the Fidesz-led municipal government to unilaterally terminate a contract with French Suez Environnement, minority owner of the municipal water works in Pécs raise political risks.