Public opinion was shaken by the police killing – Hungarians expect strict action
In recent days, the killing of a young police officer in Budapest while on duty has caused a considerable stir in the Hungarian public discourse. His assailant, who had previously been convicted of violent crimes, stabbed him to death. The drug test showed the presence of drugs in the body of the suspect of the police killing. In connection with the tragic case, Századvég examined the Hungarian adult population's view of the prosecution of the perpetrators of violent crimes.
Instead of new obstacles, public opinion expects full disbursement of EU funds from Brussels
According to 6 out of 10 Hungarians, Brussels should strive for cooperation and compromise, and it has no right to withhold – not even partially – the payment of EU funds due to individual Member States, including Hungary – this has been revealed by the latest research conducted by Századvég. The survey mapped public perceptions on the disbursement of cohesion and recovery funds that Hungary is rightly entitled to.
Brussels is not seeking a deal – 74 percent of Hungarians reject the withholding of EU funds
Brussels made the absorption of EU funds that Hungary is entitled to subject to 17 conditions, and in December 2022, the European Commission adopted a partnership agreement with Hungary on the recovery and cohesion funds. However, the actual disbursement of a significant proportion of these funds is linked to the achievement of 27 'super-milestones', meaning that Hungary has not yet received part of the EU funds due to the country. Századvég has examined what the Hungarian adult population thinks about Brussels’ policy regarding EU funds.
The review of the European Waste Framework Directive
Századvég Konjunktúrakutató’s latest webinar focused on waste related consumer behaviour and the review of the European Waste Framework Directive. The workshop touched upon how waste collection and sustainability objectives could further be streamlined with manifested consumer behaviour and how this could be better reflected in EU-level sectoral rules. Our webinar sits well in with the European Commission’s ongoing revision of the EU Waste Framework Directive and also with the recent modifications of municipal waste collection and management in Hungary.
Webinar on the review of the EU’s Waste Framework
As part of the series of international webinars organized by Századvég, the next event focuses on waste related consumer comportment and the review of the European Waste Framework Directive.
Innovation in CEE and the new European Innovation Agenda
Századvég Konjunktúrakutató’s recent webinar focused on the much-awaited new European Innovation Agenda. This workshop touched upon initiatives promoting innovation in CEE and the developing new European Innovation Agenda: corresponding frameworks, challenges, and proposed ways to go forward.