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PM Orbán keeps fingers crossed for Merkel


A left-wing and a pro-government pundit are both certain that Chancellor Merkel will be returned to power by German voters on Sunday. They also agree that the rise of the AfD may have an important impact on the German political landscape. READ MORE

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New round of ‘national consultation’ announced


As the government announces another ‘national consultation’ on the EU migrant quota redistribution system, a conservative columnist contends that the Hungarian public has already made it clear several times that they oppose the quotas. READ MORE

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Parliament amends anti-corruption law


A pro-government commentator believes that the new anti-corruption legislation will make it harder for the opposition to accuse the government of corruption. A left-wing commentator suggests that the stricter regulations are unlikely to reduce corruption. READ MORE

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Autumn legislative session opens


At the opening session of the autumn parliamentary season, the governing party and the opposition exchanged blows over immigration and corruption – and so have the dailies. READ MORE

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EU accused of applying double standards in migration policy


A pro-government commentator attacks the EU for expressing willingness to financially support the closure of the Libyan border to stop the flow of refugees, while it has harshly criticized Hungary for erecting a fence. READ MORE

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Attitudes to migration as a test for East and West within the EU


In the heat of the German electoral campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel has lambasted Hungary for refusing to accept the redistribution of refugees within the European Union. In the light of her comments, Hungarian weeklies wonder how relations between Hungary and the EU, and in a wider context, between   Western and Eastern Europe will evolve over the years to come. READ MORE

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Ukrainian education law backed by Soros’s local foundation


A conservative commentator finds it surprising that the Ukrainian  subsidiary of a network of foundations financed by American-Hungarian financier and philanthropist George Soros agrees with the new Ukrainian law which bars state owned schools from teaching minority students in their mother tongues. READ MORE

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Juncker’s reforms rejected out of hand


A conservative commentator condemns the sweeping institutional reforms proposed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union address to the European Parliament, as an ‘expression of the will of Brussels bureaucrats to rule over member states.’ READ MORE

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New Euro-criteria by the National Bank


As the National Bank deems that Hungary should approach the European average before joining the Euro-zone, a business analyst believes the new criteria outlines by the issuing bank are two severe. READ MORE

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Ukraine bans teaching in minority languages


An independent conservative columnist welcomes the unity of Hungarian political parties in the face of the new public education act passed by the Ukrainian Parliament which stipulates that after the 4 years of the elementary school, schoolchildren must be taught all subjects in Ukrainian.
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