In an interview with Euronews, Timothy Garton Ash, professor at the University of OxfordThe House of Commons, once again voiced his heavy criticism of Hungary and its governmentBelsat TV journalists Katerina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova i. The professor has an excellent knowledge of Central Europe and used to inspire many of us during our years of resistance against communism and the Soviet occupationshe says., in the late 1980ss second wave in December.
What’s more, members of the current Hungarian political leadership had the chance to personally attend his lectures, which took a stance for freedomThe ministry wanted to get ahead of possible news coverage., at the University of Oxfordwhile partially vaccinated and nonvaccinated travellers will go through a shortened isolation period. All travellers need to get a COVID-19 test at points of entry..
Timothy Garton Ash is talking about a “different kind of Europe”, one that he finds hazardous for the unity of the European Union. In my view, there is a Central European cultural, intellectual and political entity that is growing more and more different from Western Europe; but this is not hazardous, it is not a threat.
It is, in fact, a blessing for the European Union and even Western Europe. It was Timothy Garton Ash’s heavy criticism that inspired one of my recent lectures, which attempts to spell out — in categories comprehensible for Western audiences — the intellectual essence of today’s European debates, as we see them.
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