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Bálint Magyar

Bálint Magyar

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Bálint Magyar, a former Hungarian minister of education, is a research fellow at the Democracy Institute at the Central European University in Budapest.

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  1. Hungary’s Manipulated Election
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    Hungary’s Manipulated Election

    Apr 4, 2022 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics show why the vote returning Fidesz to power cannot be considered “free and fair,” or even “free but not fair.”

  2. Europe’s Misconceived Cohesion
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    Europe’s Misconceived Cohesion

    Dec 23, 2020 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics argue that the EU's recent deal with the Hungarian and Polish governments is rooted in a fundamental mistake.

  3. Hungary’s Mafia State Fights for Impunity
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    Hungary’s Mafia State Fights for Impunity

    Jun 18, 2019 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics suggest an alternative reason for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's relentless anti-EU rhetoric.

  4. The EU’s Mafia State
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    The EU’s Mafia State

    Jun 21, 2017 Bálint Magyar explains how Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has replaced democracy with clientelism.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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