European Waves

Gergő Illés

Previously studying International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest, I chose the EPS Programme because of its strong focus on Central Europe. I am a big fan of the V4 countries and a big fan of railways, so it goes without saying that I am researching railway policies in Central Europe right now. Having worked as a journalist in Hungary, I help with running the socials and writing articles for European Waves.

War in Ukraine turns Hungarian election campaign upside down

How are this year’s Hungarian elections different? Can Putin’s war in Ukraine cost Viktor Orbán his re-election? Why is Orbán’s opposition running on a joint list? ? And who is the man who can potentially oust Orbán from power on 3 April? Five questions and five answers to the most pressing issues of the Hungarian …

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Soul Searching in the European Railways, between low-cost competition and reliable public service

Travelling by train is fun, sustainable and socially enriching. This is no longer only the opinion of a small number of railway enthusiasts, but that of the European Commission and governments across Europe. The Commission wants to create a ‘European railway network’ by establishing more high-speed rail connections across borders, increasing technical and legislative interoperability, …

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