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Hungary and Poland: Democracy and rule of law under pressure

The Foreign Policy Centre hosted a Westminster seminar to explore the current political situation in Hungary and Poland.

This event comprised an expert panel discussion and the first UK presentation of a 35 min documentary film, ‘State Capture: The story of Hungary 1988-2018’. The event examined the growing concerns about rule-of-law (including judicial freedom), media freedom, protection of minorities, commitment to democratic pluralism and the rise of oligarchic elites, with both countries facing pressure from European institutions about their conduct. The event also looked at what these challenges mean for the future of the European Union and for bilateral relations with the UK post-Brexit.

When November 22, 2018 November 22, 2018 7pm-9pm
Where

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London,  SW1A 2LW

Speakers

Dr Gabor Scheiring, Research Fellow University of Cambridge

Dr Marcin Matczak, Associate Professor, Institute of State and Law Studies, University of Warsaw

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President, The Open Dialogue Foundation

Chair: Alex Sobel MP

Listen to the audio recording of the event here. 

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