New book: The State of Populism in Europe in 2016

The new study of Policy Solutions and FEPS surveys the popularity and the influence of populist parties in the EU’s 28 Member States in 2016. In this new book, we examine the countries in which populist parties were able to achieve real breakthroughs, and those in which they caused ‘more smoke than fire.’

Hungarian Politics in 2016

“Hungarian Politics in 2016”, a joint annual review of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions has been published.

New study: Political discrimination in Hungary

Although political and other types of discrimination are severely prohibited by Hungarian laws, and freedom of expression is a right laid down in the new constitution, it is not uncommon for the Hungarian government to retaliate against those with opposing views – highlights Policy Solutions in its new analysis.

Comparing the positions of the Hungarian Government and Hungarian parties in the EP on symbolic European issues

Although Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán is in the frontline of the fight against the current direction of the EU, the EU Parliamentarians of his Fidesz party share a more “European” view, as they still vote in line with the European People’s Party on symbolic issues – a new study conducted by VoteWatch and Policy Solutions highlights. Interesting case s...

Conference – A new path for the centre-left in Central and Eastern Europe?

We cordially invite you to the joint conference of Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Policy Solutions and Táncsics Foundation entitled ’A new path for the centre-left in Central and Eastern Europe?’. Date and time of the event: 25 November 2016 (Friday), 10:00-15:00. Venue: Akadémia Klub (1051 Budapest, Széchenyi tér 9.)

Conference - Hungarian Politics in 2016 - Book launch and panel discussion on the prospects in 2017

We cordially invite you to the official book launch of “Hungarian Politics in 2016”, a joint annual review of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions. Date and time of the event: 20 January 2017 (Friday), 10:00-12:00. Venue: Budapest Music Center, Library (1093 Budapest, Mátyás utca 8.)

Invitation: Conference on the State of Populism in Hungary and the EU.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions cordially invite you to their joint conference: ‘The State of Populism in the EU and Hungary in 2016’. The objective of our conference to forecast the political changes in Europe based on the trends of populism in 2016. We will also investigate the similarities and the differences between the Hungarian...

New journal article: Central European MEPs as Agents of two Principals.

A new paper entitled "Central European MEPs as Agents of two Pincipals. Party cohesion in the European Parliament after Enlargement" has been published by András Bíró-Nagy in the European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities.

PS-FEPS’ new Populism Tracker website was presented in Brussels

The Populism Tracker is a comprehensive website that aims at observing the trends of populism in all the Member States of the European Union. The website allows readers to track the popularity of all European populist parties on the Populism Map, analyse the trends with the help of the continuously updated Populism Graph, and read the studies, rese...

Merry Christmas and Successful New Year!

On behalf of Policy Solutions research institute, we wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year! Thank you for reading our analyses and attending our conferences in 2016, and we hope that you will follow our activities next year too.


About Us

Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity, sustainability and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research. 



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