Understanding Hungary through Discussion with Ambassador

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UNAIR NEWS – In order to gain more knowledge, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNAIR held a visiting lecture by Ambassador of Hungary for Indonesia H.E. Judit Nèmeth-Pach. It was held on Wednesday, November 30, attended by FISIP lectures and students taking course on Europe.

To open the lecture, Drs, Falih Suaedi, M.Si, as the Dean of FISIP welcomed and expressed his gratitude for presence of the Hungarian representative. Furthermore, Falih also stated that there will be more ambassadors visiting FISIP to share knowledge and insight.

This visiting lecture talked about “Hungary’s State Identity and Foreign Policy”. In her presentation, Judit Nèmeth-Pach explained the history, democracy transition, political and economic development, political, government, economic system and the challenges of Hungary.

At a glance, Hungary is a central Europe country which was greatly affected by the Soviet Union with their communist system. At that time, the farmers worked for the country and there was no competition. Nevertheless, in 1980, the communist regime became unstable and finally over and there was a transitional democracy which returned Hungary into a parliamentary republic. It was caused by the Soviet Union defeat in various wars.

“Quite new 2011 finally we adopted the fundamental law, the main source of democratic principles,” said Judit Nèmeth-Pach during her presentation on Hungary’s political system.
Hungary’s economic growth also improves well which can be seen from its GDP. It all happens because of contribution of one of economic institutions, Hungarian National Trading House which connects small and medium businesses to international market.

In the discussion moderated by Radityo Dharmaputra, the participants’ enthusiasm was quite high as they asked a lot of questions. One of the questions was about global issue on the war refugees.

“Refugees are not threats, but they should be helped. But, Europe can no longer receive them. Even, Germany and France have decreased their subsidy,” said Judit Nèmeth-Pach answering a question.(*)

Author : Siti Nur Umami
Editor : Dilan Salsabila

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