Talk in Brussels among non-governmental organisations and parliamentarians is that the EU lacks a strategy to address human rights violations in the European neighbourhood. However, what if the EU has a strategy?
This is not only a European crisis but a global one, and it should be approached as such, involving nations throughout the world in its solution. As it did in the past, Latin America can give a hand. Português. Español.
Esta crisis no es sólo europea, sino global. Debemos tratarla como tal, involucrando a naciones de todo el mundo en su solución. Como hiciera en el pasado, América Latina puede ayudar. English. Português.
Esta não é apenas uma crise Europeia, mas global, e que deve ser abordada como tal, envolvendo as nações de todo o mundo na sua solução. À semelhança do que fez no passado, a América Latina pode contribuir.English, Español.
Should a serious migration crisis erupt as a result of
conflict escalation in Ukraine, the odds are that the V4 would need assistance
through exactly the kind of EU solidarity mechanism they now oppose.
Right-wing discourse in Hungarian politics
is matched by the government’s regressive handling of gender issues, as
structural violence against the socially marginalised interplays with violence
After 1989, within two decades, the hitherto
‘dormant’ authoritarian, leader-worshipping, order-obsessed right-wing
mentality has gradually found its way to the surface. Its institutional shape
is precisely impossible to define.
Hungary is obviously moving towards autocracy. But we have to ask
ourselves two questions. Would it be useful for the EU to introduce measures
against a country with democratic problems? Secondly, is Europe in the moral, political
and economic state to be able to act? Both questions require thorough
Hungary’s Fidesz government may not have pursued a state-sponsored policy of anti-Semitism. However, it has indulged in outrageous historical revisionism; failed to censure anti-Semitism from high within its own ranks; and screwed up its official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary.
Fidesz does not have any coherent ideology, but depending on the context, employs elements of various currents, mixing neo-conservative tropes (God, Patria, Family) with anti-globalization arguments (anti-corporation, anti-finance), classic populist slogans with anti-EU and anti-minority refrains echoed by extreme right groups.
did the police not take the investigation seriously at first? Why did the
political elite need six victims to admit that these people were murdered
because of their Roma identity, to acknowledge the neo-Nazi terrorist nature of
Viktor Orbán is a perfect
populist who exploits the chameleon nature of populism
like no other, from radical liberalism to his new 'illiberal state'. Worryingly his bravado is becoming a source of inspiration for many other European politicians. But what is he after?