Rule of Law in Hungary

rule of law in Hungary

A delegation from the Civil Liberties Committee concluded on Friday a visit to Hungary in which they met with the Government, the opposition, journalists and NGOs. The aim was to assess the respect for press and academic freedom, judicial independence, the rights of minorities and the wider rule of law context on the ground. With…

Budapest Forum for Sustainable Democracies

y Karácsony and global alliance of mayors

In the margins of the Budapest Forum for Sustainable Democracies, the Mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony, convened a global group of mayors united to build a value-driven city network to rebuild and reinforce democracy, stand as a bulwark against the erosion of the rule of law, and fight corruption, state capture, racism and populist nationalism….

Greens Prepare for Hungarian National Elections

Gergely Karácsony

The European Green Party has endorsed Gergely Karácsony’s candidacy at the Hungarian opposition primaries.     In a unique democratic exercise, six Hungarian opposition parties have united to organise a primary election ahead of the general elections to be held in the spring of 2022.     Gergely Karácsony, the only Green candidate in this…

Budapest Mayor calls to counter the rising wave of illiberalism and national populism


Over 200 participants, including policymakers, experts and activists will meet to debate and discuss how to rebuild and strengthen democracy in the age of populism, at the inaugural Budapest Forum taking place on September 16-17, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary. The Forum will also discuss ideas on tackling inequalities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, mainstreaming…

Lockdown Effect on Commuting

Clean Air for Cities Campaign

Months of pandemic restrictions have triggered a major shift in public expectations for urban space and commuting.  Europeans are crying out for a fairer share of public space for public transport, cyclists, and pedestrians, according to an online survey of 10,050 residents in 15 European cities polled by YouGov The survey was commissioned by the  Clean Cities…