For months critics of the government’s more drastic measures have predicted that Fidesz will draw fire from the EU. While there has been some subdued criticism even before, it was the media law that finally unleashed a torrent of scathing international attacks, often referring not only to the media regulations themselves, but extending to all of the government’s more controversial acts in the past half a year. The reasons underlying these denunciations are often more complex than the media law in itself. We explored some of these reasons in our analysis and tried to put the controversy in context.
Policy Solutions' analysis on the international criticism of the media law can be downloaded from here.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity, sustainability and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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