by András ROSTOVÁNYI, Journalist The Democratic Party dealt a blow to US President Donald Trump in the midterm elections. The opposition party took control of the House of Representatives, gaining almost 40 seats in the process. Yet the Democrats' success wasn't the knockout they hoped for. The governing Republican Party was also able to claim victory, because they extended their majority in the Senate. For months, experts forecasted the so-called „Blue Wave” - named after the colour typically associated with the Democratic Party. Opposition parties tend to do better in the midterms, because it’s usually easier for them to
by Sándor ACKERMANN, Analyst at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade The greatest national holiday in Poland, the Independence Day, took place on 11 November. During the hundredth anniversary, a quarter of a million people marched together in the streets of the capital. The historical Polish-Hungarian friendships is mentioned quite often in both countries, frequently referring to the similarity and parallelism of the history of the two countries. However, the end of the First World War represented a huge tragedy for the Hungarian people, meanwhile the peace brought glory for Poland. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years,
by Gábor TÓTH, President, Gateway to Europe V4-China Association Shanghai got to the focus of attention for a week in November 2018 whereas the first China International Import Expo took place with the participation of over 2800 companies from 130 countries and regions of the world. Hungary was a guest of honour among many other “great” nations such as Great Britain, Russia and Germany. Hungarian companies promoted their products as politicians paved the way for smooth cooperation. This is an enormous achievement for Hungarian economic diplomacy that we were the only country from the CEE region to be invited
On the 8th of April, even the most devoted supporters of the Hungarian Government got surprised by the results of the elections in Hungary. Although every serious analyst predicted the possible victory of FIDESZ-KDNP, even the supporters of the governing alliance did not expect such landslide success. In early May, the new government will be established with vast legitimacy. Quasi half of the electors voted for the continuation. As a result, the party alliance of FIDESZ-KDNP will have two-thirds majority in the parliament. This means that the Hungarian Government will be able to represent its ideas even more powerfully
The clear increase in the role of continents and large regional power zones in the global economy and global politics is one of the key aspects of the new multi-polar age of today. Geostrategic thinking and the establishment of power zones in larger regions are becoming more important to the major powers and large emerging markets than before. “Empire thinking” has returned into the geopolitical endeavours of the great powers as their main component. How will the “Pax Americana”, i.e., “the US Empire” be structured spatially in the 21st Century? What role is envisaged for the Central and Eastern
Central Europe, including Hungary, is not a traditional or natural party to plans for the resolution of Near-east conflicts, having no colonial history or major communities in the region, apart from the few hundred thousand Hungarian and Polish speaking Jewish community in Israel; and they have no significant Muslim Arab communities in Hungary either. Today, though, with the geopolitical changes, it seems that we too are to be counted on.
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