Cover Osteuropa English Articles/2015

In Web Special

Towards an illiberal democracy
Hungary's new constitution

Gábor Halmai

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Hungary's new constitution contradicts European democratic standards on numerous counts. It allows the current government to set in stone its economic and social policy; it excludes other nationalities living within Hungary while entitling "ethnic" Hungarians beyond its borders; and, most starkly anti−democratically, it undermines the independence of regulatory institutions ranging from the national bank to the constitutional court and media.

(Web Special, pp. 1–11)

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