An Interim Review of the 2011 Hungarian Presidency (2011:1op)


The Hungarian presidency has faced a series of truly challenging economic and political problems. These include the responses to the economic and financial crises and the uprisings in the Arab world. The present report outlines these responses as well as progress in rolling policies. The author highlights developments in inter alia the areas of energy, Justice and Home Affairs and the Danube Regional Strategy as well as domestic issues which have contributed to put the Hungarian presidency in the limelight.

The report is part of the research project The EU Presidencies.

Gergely Romsics is senior research fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs and assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.