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The ongoing intense current debates in Hungary about the quality of democracy and the rule of law are unlikely to settle down in the near future. Some of the prevailing challenges in this context, however, affect everyone regardless of their views of current governmental structure and the changes that have led up to it.

Three trends threaten the competitiveness and sustainability of democracies today: a lack of legitimacy, extreme political polarisation, and the public’s dwindling faith in the effectiveness of democracy. At the same time, however, technological progress holds out solutions to many problems that had previously seemed insurmountable – we only have to decide what underlying principles we want to follow in availing ourselves of these solutions.



You can view the full report of policy proposals in the following link: