Cover Osteuropa 3-5/2018

In Osteuropa 3-5/2018

Stop, Brussels!
Poland and Hungary in the European Union

Piotr Buras, Zsuzsanna Vegh

Deutsche Fassung


The governments of Poland and Hungary are in conflict with the European Commission, which regards democracy and the rule of law as being at risk in both states. Hungary and Poland reject such criticism and invoke their national sovereignty. The government’s view themselves as being democratically legitimised. Budapest and Warsaw are of the opinion that European integration has gone too far, and propose a strengthening of the nation states within the EU. At the same time, Poland and Hungary are pursuing different foreign and European policy interests and are opting for divergent strategies.

(Osteuropa 3-5/2018, pp. 99–114)