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Comments on the clearing of the Calais ‘Jungle’

Commentators approve the decision to dismantle the refugee camp in Calais after almost two years of scandalous existence, but regard it as just a symptom of a larger problem. READ MORE

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’56 commemorations interrupted by whistling

Commentators see the incidents in front of the Parliament building on the anniversary of the 1956 revolution as signs of a deep division within Hungarian society. READ MORE

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The 60th anniversary of 1956

In their articles on the eve of the anniversary, commentators sharply disagreed on the message of the Hungarian revolution for contemporary generations. READ MORE


Jobbik’s moderate shift dismissed as a ruse

A pro-government analyst accuses Jobbik leader Gábor Vona of feigning moderation, while in reality pushing a radical agenda, including the withdrawal of Hungary from the European Union. READ MORE

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Jobbik leader calls for cancellation of residency bonds programme

A pro-government pundit accuses Jobbik of treason as party leader Gábor Vona makes Jobbik’s support of PM Orbán’s constitutional amendments conditional on scrapping the residence bond scheme. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, thinks that unless Fidesz complies, it will become evident that the governing party has a financial interest in selling Hungarian residence to foreigners. READ MORE

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Liberal media accused of double standards

A pro-government commentator predicts that the Western liberal media will remain silent about the suffering caused by the US-led coalition’s siege of Mosul.  READ MORE

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Ruminations on the chances of a broad left-wing alliance

A left-wing blogger thinks that the end of Népszabadság, the leading left-wing daily will create an opportunity for the Left to unite and defeat Fidesz at the 2018 election. READ MORE

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Liberal politician proposes grand anti-Fidesz cooperation

As a former liberal politician suggests that the Left should cooperate even with Jobbik in order to defeat Fidesz, a pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of serving the interests of global elites. READ MORE

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EP Speaker wants dialogue with PM Orbán

Two left-wing pundits find it sad that Martin Schulz, the Speaker of the European Parliament wants to start a dialogue with PM Orbán. READ MORE

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Conservative analyst calls for a more democratic EU

A conservative columnist accuses the European Commission of serving corporate interests. He calls on the European Council to reclaim power and stop the further disintegration of the EU. READ MORE

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