REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at an informal summit of European Union leaders in Brussels May 27, 2014.


Fixing Europe’s Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán Problem

August 20, 2014, Thorsten Benner and Wolfgang H. Reinicke

After his reelection in April of this year, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has gone to great lengths to reach his ultimate objective of building an "illiberal state" on "national foundations," looking to Russia and Turkey as examples. Much of what Orbán has done in order to achieve this goal goes against the values of the European Union. Thorsten Benner and Wolfgang Reinicke argues that Europe needs to come together to fix the problem that the Hungarian Prime Minister poses.