Challenges to Democracy and Rule of Law in Central Europe

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
3:30pm-5:30pm
Room 1512 International Affairs Building
Please join the East Central European Center, the Blinken European Institute, and the Center for Global Economic Governance for a lecture by Gordon Bajnai, Former Prime Minister of Hungary (2009-2010); Leader of the Together 2014 electoral alliance; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic & International Studies.
 
Ten years have passed since the accession of Hungary and seven other Central European states to the European Union. Their integration has been challenging, but largely successful. Yet the repercussions of the financial and economic crisis revealed the fragility of democracy and the rule of law in a number of these countries. What are the causes and consequences of rising nationalism and social populism throughout the region, and what political and economic remedies can be applied at national and European levels?
 
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