Hungarian Politics podcast – László Andor, Katalin Halmai on Brexit

In this week’s Hungarian Politics podcast, we have a look at the so-called Brexit vote, the United Kingdom’s referendum on leaving the European Union, and examine its possible effects on Hungary.

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Katalin Halmai, Brussels correspondent for Népszabadság

We have two excellent guests this week with extensive knowledge of the European Union and are able to break down this topic for us, although we spoke with both of them before Thursday’s historic vote.

Our first guest is Katalin Halmai, the Brussels correspondent for Hungarian daily Népszabadság. Halmai tells about the unusual advertisement taken out by the Hungarian government about the Brexit vote and what its purpose might have been, and also discusses some of the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on Hungary.

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László Andor, former EU Commissioner from Hungary

We then speak with László Andor, who was EU Commissioner from Hungary between 2010-2014, and is now the head of the Department of Economic Policy at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Prof. Andor gives us added insight into the likely repercussions of Britain exiting the European Union. We examine how this is likely to affect Hungarians living, working and studying in the UK, as well as the lasting economic impact on Hungary.

In addition, make sure you read this fascinating speech that Andor delivered in York, England just last week on “The Economic and Social Consequences of Brexit.”

You can follow Katalin Halmai on Twitter @eublogo, and László Andor on Twitter @LaszloAndorEU

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