Hungarian Conservative

Special Print Issue of Hungarian Conservative Dedicated to the European Parliamentary Election Released

The European Parliamentary election is taking place next month, and our print magazine has just released a special issue all about the major political event. Among other excellent pieces we have Fidesz co-founder, MP Zsolt Németh writing about Brussels and Budapest accusing each other of failing to live up to the Union’s democratic values; as well as President of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs Gladden Pappin looking the parallels between the foundation of the United States of America and the attempted foundation of a ‘United States of Europe’. You can pick up the latest edition of Hungarian Conservative magazine at your local bookstore or newspaper stand, or you can subscribe to our quarterly magazine on our website to make sure you never miss an issue.

A special issue of our print magazine Hungarian Conservative is out now. This is a special publication all about the upcoming 2024 European Parliamentary election in June, one of the two major political events of the calendar year, the other one being the US presidential election in November.

Co-founder of the ruling Fidesz party and sitting MP in the Hungarian National Assembly Zsolt Németh was gracious enough to contribute a piece to the issue. In the ‘European Governance’ section he wrote about the constant criticism our country has to face from Brussels for a supposed ‘democracy deficit’ in the country. However, MP Németh points out that similar accusations are made by the Hungarian government about the functioning of the EU as well, yet they are constantly ignored. Many in Hungary, of the common people and in the political leadership alike, feel that the Brussels bureaucracy is trying to ‘hog’ way more power than originally granted to them in the Treaties signed by the joining member states.

President of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs Gladden Pappin penned a piece all about the parallels between the founding of the United States of America in the late 18th century and the efforts by a certain subset of MEPs and other politicians in Brussels to create a ‘United States of Europe’, ongoing since the early 2000s. The author points out that many believe

the EU nations taking on collective debt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent recession was a ‘Hamiltonian moment’.

This refers to the Compromise of 1790, when the anti-federalists in the first Washington administration agreed to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton’s plan to have the federal government assume the debt of the states accumulated during the War of Independence, in exchange for moving the capital down south to what soon after became Washington DC. ‘[Europe’s] political discourse often focuses on imitating elements of American political development that may or may not map on to European realities,’ Mr Pappin ponders in his article.

Famed American columnist Rod Dreher’s writing is also featured in the special edition, a piece titled ‘To Brussels, All Minorities Are Diverse, but Some Are More Diverse Than Others’, calling out the neglect on the part of EU institutions of the plight of ethnic and national minorities in the EU, while obsessively championing the rights of sexual minorities, Muslims and non-European migrants. In the same ‘Political Dynamics’ section, we have an insightful essay titled ‘History’s Relentless Turn’ by Miklós Szánthó, Director General of the Center for Fundamental Rights, on the transformation of the global order away from the West.

The foreword for the special edition was provided by Gergely Dobozi, the editor-in-chief of our very own Hungarian Conservative website. He also has an article featured analysing the prospects of Hungary’s upcoming presidency of the EU Council.

You can pick up the latest edition of Hungarian Conservative magazine at your local bookstore or newspaper stand; or

you can subscribe to our quarterly magazine on our website

to make sure you never miss an issue.

The European Parliamentary election is taking place next month, and our print magazine has just released a special issue all about the major political event. Among other excellent pieces we have Fidesz co-founder, MP Zsolt Németh writing about Brussels and Budapest accusing each other of failing to live up to the Union’s democratic values; as well as President of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs Gladden Pappin looking the parallels between the foundation of the United States of America and the attempted foundation of a ‘United States of Europe’. You can pick up the latest edition of Hungarian Conservative magazine at your local bookstore or newspaper stand, or you can subscribe to our quarterly magazine on our website to make sure you never miss an issue.

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