On May 4-5, 2023, MIWI economist Yuri Kofner attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest, Hungary.
The CPAC Hungary is organized by the Republican American Conservative Union (ACU) and is officially supported by the Hungarian government under Victor Orban (Fidesz). It is the largest annual gathering of libertarian right-wing conservative experts and policymakers in Europe.
Kofner commented on the conference and his own participation as follows:
“Hungary pursues a Eurocentric yet multipolar foreign policy that always puts Hungary’s national interests as a sovereign nation first. Budapest said “no” to energy sanctions and arms shipments to war zones. Hungary defends its borders from illegal immigration, preserves its Christian cultural heritage and pursues an activating family policy. The Fidesz-led government is thus a role model for liberal-conservative policy in Europe.
It is therefore not surprising that CPAC is taking place in Budapest, of all places. The MIWI Institute is grateful to Hungarian President Victor Orban and our American colleagues for hosting this important forum. Here the MIWI was able to network with representatives of many liberal-right think tanks, media and political parties from Europe and the United States and discuss further or future cooperation on economic policy research.”
Kari Lake, Republican Party Governor candidate for Arizona.
Interview about economic policy in Germany for the New York Young Republican Club.
With Josef Nerusil, director of the institute of the same name for the Freedom and Direct Democracy Party (SPD) in the Czech Republic.
With Jay Aeba, leader of the Japan Conservative Union.
With Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.