Viktor Orbán’s condemned speech at Băile Tușnad marks a dangerous turn towards fascist rhetoric. But it also reveals a larger narrative overlooked by international observers. Orbán’s party could be undergoing programmatic realignment to attract support from far-right voters in a time when his party faces great insecurity, writes Kinga Koranyi
Viktor Orbán has just emerged victorious in the Hungarian national election of 3 April, despite his pro-Russian stance and friendship with Vladimir Putin, which had been expected to tarnish his party Fidesz’s popularity. Kinga Koranyi argues that Fidesz managed to turn its response to the war in Ukraine into a successful campaign tool
Kinga's research explores the conditions for the emergence of welfare policy transfers in a comparative framework, focusing on Canada, Switzerland and the United States, in order to understand contemporary and future policy directions for the EU’s cohesion agenda.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from McGill University, and a Master of Arts in European Studies (European Policy) from the University of Amsterdam.
Her MA thesis investigates the implementation and monitoring of EU cohesion funds in Hungary.
Kinga’s current research interests include European integration, cohesion policy, rule of law debates within the EU, and contemporary Hungarian politics.