Hate-mongering, unacceptable words reminiscent of fascism and nazi ideology – these are some of the comments on the speech given by Viktor Orbán in Băile Tuşnad, Romania in July, at this year’s event of the annual “Tusványos Festival”.
In the next years to come, Europe will be tormented by overlapping conflicts of varying nature, that will put additional pressure on the democratic setup of the Union and its immediate neighbourhood – writes Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight, in the Executive Summary of new report: War and the Future of Europe.
New GLOBSEC report, GLOBSEC Trends 2022, shows that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is four times more popular than Vladimir Putin. On average, 66% of respondents perceive Volodymyr Zelensky positively, compared to only 15% viewing Putin favourably and 78% unfavourably.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has activated a broad media and movement network in support of the war effort in Central-Eastern Europe, which not many people are aware of.
Situation in Visegrad Four countries reflects broader trends – as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) note in World Press Freedom Index 2022, whole European Union is caught between two extremes.