Mária Wittner, one of Hungary’s last 1956 revolutionaries, passed away on 14 September, at the age of 85. Today, we remember her life, her dedication to the fight against communist authoritarianism, and the sacrifices she made for Hungary’s freedom.
In the articles of the years of transition, it was a basic guideline that the Roma are the people who avoid work and have a criminal tendency; who must be forcefully integrated into the system of the new, “democratic”, socialist Hungary.
It has become fashionable to portray Member States’ right of veto as a prehistorical tool, which prevents the EU from functioning efficiently. In reality, unanimous decision-making is a key condition for joint EU action in the most sensitive areas, which should be valued rather than defeated.