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A ground-breaking book presentation organized by MCC

On Monday, 7 December, at 6 pm, Balázs Orbán's book "The Basics of Hungarian Strategic Thinking" will be presented during an online roundtable discussion. In connection with the new volume published by MCC Publishing, previous and present Chancellery Ministers will have a discussion on Hungary and on the opportunities and challenges facing our nation.

“You must know for which harbour you are headed if you are to catch the right wind to get you there,” writes Seneca in one his epistles. However, it is not enough to recognize the favourable wind, one must also know the craft of sailing. The parallel between governing of a state and navigating a ship has been around for a long time. If we look around the world, we see that successful nations are able to recognize the winds, they know the capabilities of their ship, and at the same time they can plan the right route in advance. Governance after 2010 was also based on this idea. Balázs Orbán, Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, in his new volume, The Basics of Hungarian Strategic Thinking, undertakes the task to explore the principles and criteria behind Hungarian strategy-making, and hence to draft the cornerstones of Hungarian strategy-making in general.

Following the presentation of the volume, the current and three former Chancellery Ministers will have a discussion on Hungary, the situation of Hungary and the European Union, and the opportunities and challenges facing the country.

Participants of the roundtable:

  • Gergely Gulyás - Minister of the Prime Minister's Office,
  • János Lázár - Prime-ministerial Commissioner, Government Commissioner, former Minister of the Prime Minister's Office,
  • Tibor Navracsics - Government Commissioner, former Minister of Public Administration and Justice,
  • István Stumpf - Professor, former Justice of the Constitutional Court, former Minister of the Prime Minister's Office.

The moderator of the discussion and the as the host of the evening will be Andrea Földi-Kovács, the Mihály Táncsics Prize-winning presenter-journalist.

The book was published by MCC Publisher and is now available in bookstores.