March 24, 2011
The new Hungarian constitution, to be adopted next month, will be a hot topic.
I’m not a specialist, but at first glance, it looks very nationalistic, even irredentist and patriarchal.
The set-up of the country’s relations with the EU also appear as controversial.
Here is the constitution, a 30-page document:
This is its Preamble, 2 pages:
These are some questions and answers written by the constitution’s authors:
Please write your opinion. Don’t hesitate to disagree with me. If you are interested, EPP is organising a public hearing in the European Parliament in Brussels, on the new Hungarian constitution, JAN 2Q2.
P.S. I’ve been told that this English translation provided by the authors is full of errors and is basically sugar-coated, the Hungarian text being “worse”.
Could Hungarian speakers possessing the original take position on that? You can also write me to firstname.lastname@example.org