Transparency International has just published their CPI report for 2022, as they have done annually since 1995. The rankings might surprise some, however, many perceive the published information as facts, although there are many issues with Transparency’s index.
The story of the individual districts is a brief summary of the past centuries not only from the point of view of their names: if we look at them on the map, we can immediately see that the history of their establishment and development is also the history of the expansion of Budapest.
The debate here is not one of having a strong military, which, to borrow President Woodrow Wilson’s famous phrase, is necessary to make ‘the world safe for democracy’. Rather, it is how military expenditure, or militarism, becomes an end in itself.
Rodrigo Ballester, head of the Centre of European Studies at MCC, talked to Hungarian Conservative about the dangers of echo chambers, big tech cannibalising content, and the risks of EU institutions overregulating the press.
The Aggtelek National Park was the first national park in Hungary to be put under protection for its special geological formations—such as its stalactites and stalagmites that can be found in the Park’s large cave system.