The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across Europe as the continent grapples with the big issues of migration, the economy and security.

On 2 October Hungary will vote on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán opposes the European Union’s plans.

In this edition of BBC World Questions recorded at Corvinus University in Budapest, on 5 October, BBC Jonathan Dimbleby invites members of the public to put questions to a panel of politicians and thinkers to debate the issues affecting Hungary and post-Brexit Europe today.

The panel includes spokesperson for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Zoltán Kovács, Opposition MP for the Together party, Zsuzsanna Szelényi, business leader and former Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, János Csák and the Greek expert on the European Union, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis.

Sixty years after the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet control, BBC World Questions: Europe and Hungary will ask what Hungary’s future is within the Union and how the country should respond to an EU in crisis.

Mary Hockaday, Controller of BBC World Service English, says: “The BBC World Service is the home of international debate, and this time we are bringing World Questions to Budapest in the wake of an important vote on EU migrant plans. We are delighted to be hosting this debate at Corvinus University which was at the heart of the Hungarian uprising 60 years ago, providing a fitting location for a free and open debate. We look forward to hearing the views of Hungarian audiences and our distinguished panel in Budapest and sharing them with the rest of Europe and the world.”

András Lánczi, Rector at Corvinus University, says:

“It’s an honour to welcome BBC’s World Questions programme at our University. Corvinus University has always been an important space for discussing the public affairs of Hungary and the world. The issues on the agenda are indeed of historical significance, so we are looking forward to hosting a vivid conversation regarding the complex questions of economy, migration and security in Europe.”

If you would like to join the debate as part of the audience please apply for free tickets here

BBC World Questions is an English-language event, and the debate will be lead entirely by questions from the audience. It will be recorded for international radio broadcast by the BBC World Service.

Source: BBC – press release

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