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The V4-+ Austria summit in Budapest


A left-wing analyst thinks PM Orbán has made significant headway in his efforts to counter the mainstream EU leaders in their policies on migration. The leaders of the Visegrád-4 countries met Chancellor Kurz of Austria in Budapest on Thursday and urged the EU to focus on the protection of its external borders rather than on migrant relocation. READ MORE

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’Stop Soros’ bill passed by Parliament


A leftist analyst writes that the government side borrowed the ‘Stop Soros’ campaign from their Macedonian allies, while pro-government commentators believe that it expresses the will of the Hungarian people. READ MORE

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Hungary seen as a potential driving force in Eastern Europe


A pro-government analyst suggests that Hungary should play a leading role in uniting Central and East European countries which have basic common interests despite their many differences. READ MORE

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The anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Hungary


A legal expert who took part in the negotiations on the withdrawal of Soviet armed forces from Hungary recounts hitherto unknown details of the talks and complains that the general public is unaware of the importance of the date when Hungary regained her independence. READ MORE

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MSZP elects new leader


A left-wing commentator hopes that the MSZP can regain its popularity after electing a new party chairman. A pro-government pundit thinks that the MSZP would need to put ‘national interests’ first if it wants to renew itself. READ MORE

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Dispute over constitutional amendments


A Marxist philosopher excoriates the government’s proposed constitutional amendments and accuses the government of ethnic nationalist politics as well as the uprooting of the rule of law. A conservative lawyer, on the other hand, thinks that the defence of Hungary’s ethnic composition and constitutional identity is necessary to strengthen democracy. READ MORE

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Growing nationalism in the West seen as a threat to Hungary


A left-wing liberal columnist thinks that the rise of nationalist politics in the EU and the US will severely limit the Hungarian government’s possibilities to defend Hungarian interests. READ MORE

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Government tables 2019 draft budget


A pro-government columnist and an independent analyst find the government’s draft budget well-balanced. A left-wing commentator speculates that the government will have even more opportunity to spend large sums at its own discretion. READ MORE

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Fidesz to ban living in public space


As Fidesz MPs ask the government to introduce a constitutional ban on sleeping rough regularly and living on the streets in general, a left-wing Christian pundit finds the proposal inhumane, while a pro-government columnist welcomes it. READ MORE

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Ruminations on the Trump Kim summit


A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the meeting of US and North Korean leaders was a media stunt that may not have geopolitical implications. READ MORE

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