Viktor Orbán

Orbán’s Fidesz party is undermining gender equality in Hungary

Self-proclaimed “conservatives” and members of the far-right like to promote the archaic worldview that women should be homemakers while men go to work to provide for their families. Recently, Orbán’s Hungary made the international headlines once again because the government-allied economic watchdog of the parliament released a report full of such sexist claims and narratives.

Viktor Orbán

Viktor Orbán at CPAC: Why Republicans admire the Hungarian strongman

On August 1st, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán travelled to the United States to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas. Despite the recent outrage due to his racist remarks during a speech in Romania just the week before, Orbán’s invitation to speak at the conservative conference was not cancelled. Before the start of CPAC, Orbán even met Trump, who called him his “friend” and acknowledged Orbán’s expertise in world affairs. But where does this admiration for Orbán, the leader of a small eastern European country, come from?

United States Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s rightward shift and how it transforms America 

During his presidency, Trump had the opportunity to nominate three judges to the United States Supreme Court. Consequently, the Court now enjoys a conservative majority, which is gravely reflected in their recent rulings. These rulings dramatically impact the lives of everyday Americans and push the country further in a conservative direction, even after Trump.

Protests in Downtown San Diego after Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

The End of Roe v. Wade

Reproductive rights and abortions have been a salient issue in United States politics for decades and are under constant threat. On Friday, 24 June 2022, a nightmare for many women across America became a reality: The United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in a 6-to-3 ruling, thereby eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the United States after nearly 50 years.

Gun Violence Memorial

Nothing changes if nothing changes – Americans and Gun Control 

If American politicians do not pass stricter gun control, more and more people will die at the hands of gun violence. The country finally needs to stand up to the gun lobby – otherwise, nothing will ever change.

Anti-war protest in Hanover, Germany

Now is not the time for “neutrality”

While most countries have decided their stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are a few that pledge to remain “neutral” towards the parties of the conflict by neither condemning the war nor outright supporting it.

Viktor Orbán

Orbán 4.0 – How Fidesz secured an election victory and what it means for Hungary and Europe

To most, it did not come as a surprise when it was announced in the late evening hours of April 3rd that Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán once again prevailed in the parliamentary elections, winning his fourth consecutive term. His electoral victory will likely embolden Orban to stand his ground vis-a-vis the EU and further transform the country into a quasi-autocracy under his reign.

Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary

Orbán is performing a balancing act over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 

Ever since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Hungarian prime minister Orbán is having a hard time balancing his close relationship with Moscow while at the same time supporting EU measures against Russia and the condemnation of Russian aggression. Even though Hungary did not veto the EU’s sanction package on Russia, the country refuses to supply weapons and allow weapons transport through the country. Moreover, the government continues to reiterate that it is important to “keep the peace”, without mentioning the aggressor who started this war: Putin.