A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2022. Midterms often serve as a referendum on the administration in power while setting the table for the next presidential elections.
Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has shown that power politics is far from dead and that the idea of containing aggressive states like Putin’s Russia through positive interdependence – as undertaken by Germany – is not enough to guarantee European security.
Kaja Kallas, Estonia’s first female prime minister, has become one of Europe’s leading voices against Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. She has been instrumental in getting the EU to take tougher action against Russia.
Poland’s government was quicker than Germany to recognise the danger posed by Russian ruler Vladimir Putin and his superpower ambitions. And the Polish government acted quickly.
The 16th Berlin Speech on Freedom is dedicated to the war in Europe. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is pleased to welcome Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, as this year’s speaker.
Polish administration announced plans to end the import of Russian coal within two months and of Russian oil by the end of this year. The government approved legislation to introduce a ban which may contravene EU trade rules.
Though Fidesz supported sanctions against Russia, the government is not allowing the transfer of lethal weapons through Hungarian territory to Ukraine. The narrative that Fidesz supports peace while the opposition supports war was completely false, nevertheless it worked.
We present you a selection of articles exploring the Hungarian economic conditions, media landscape, voter preferences as well as the challenges facing the united opposition in the run-up to the election.
Unhack Democracy, a pro-democracy NGO and election watchdog that works to support electoral integrity in Europe, revealed with over 1000 poll worker testimonies across 4 elections in Hungary that there has been a systematic erosion of the country’s electoral integrity.