Content tagged with "Hungary"
On Sunday, 2 October 2016, Hungary’s eight million eligible voters will decide in a plebiscitary referendum whether Hungary is to take in refugees along the European Union’s mandatory quota system. Democracy International condemns the upcoming popular vote as a misuse of direct...
Hungary was and still is among the few countries in which people can initiate a referendum from below. The government has changed the constitution of 1990 in 2011 and with this also the rules of initiatives. What has changed and what are the consequences? The FIDESZ Party...
The use of direct democratic instruments in international comparison. With examples from Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Peru, Slovakia, Switzerland and Uruguay, this symposium aims to create a comparative inventory of the cultures of active citizen participation.
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on Hungary. From 19 to 21 May 2017, Democracy International held a 'Happening for our Democratic Culture' in...
Am Sonntag, den 2. Oktober 2016, stimmten Ungarns acht Millionen wahlberechtigte Bürgerinnen und Bürger über das EU-Quotensystem für die Verteilung von Flüchtlingen ab. Vor dem Votum hat Democracy International mit Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, Juniorprofessor an der Eötvös Loránd...
On Sunday, 2 October, Hungary’s eight million eligible citizens were to decide in a plebiscite whether Hungary should accept the European Union’s quota system for asylum seekers. Ahead of this vote, Democracy International has interviewed Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy, an Assistant...
Csaba Madarasz, a political activist from Budapest and member of Democracy International, had organised for us our stay in Hungary's capital. From 6 - 9 April we enjoyed a rich programme of sightseeing, political debate and exchange with Hungarian civil society groups.
The next parliamentary elections will be held in Hungary on 6 April 2014. Dr. Zoltán Tibor Pállinger, Professor at the Andrássy University of Budapest, explains the new electoral system and the issues at stake when 8 million registered Hungarians will cast their vote. Just one...
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