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PM Orbán as a European power player?

A moderate and a pro-government analyst think that PM Orbán has become an important reference point in European politics due to the migration crisis. A left-wing columnist thinks that PM Orbán has only earned an evil reputation and he is seen as a symbol of inhumane anti-immigrant policies. READ MORE

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Left-wing parties still unpopular

Commenting on the latest party preference poll, a left-wing and a pro-government commentator both contend that Leftist parties need to change course and abandon their pro-migration policies if they want to halt their decline. READ MORE

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Hungarian-Croatian diplomatic friction

In a comment on the diplomatic dispute between Hungary and Croatia over border defence and migration, a conservative pundit calls for calm, as the two countries have common economic and geopolitical interests. READ MORE

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Hungarian perspectives on US-Russian Syria talks

Commentators both on Left and Right think that US-Russian cooperation would be essential to the resolution of the Syrian crisis and that without restoring order, the flow of migrants to Europe will not stop. READ MORE

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Economy Minister’s response to VW scandal

A conservative pundit welcomes the government’s plan to facilitate diversification in the industrial sector in order to make the country less dependent on car manufacturing. READ MORE

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Cases of migrant violence attributed to illusions

As sporadic cases of violence are reported from migrant centres in western Europe, a right-wing commentator accuses the European Left of arousing false expectations among migrants and asylum seekers about Europe. READ MORE

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Holocaust-comparisons in migration debates

A left-wing pundit protests against the use of the Holocaust as an argument in controversies over the current migration wave. He warns that such practices are tantamount to trivialising the Holocaust. READ MORE

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PM Orbán’s diplomatic initiatives on migration

Commentators disagree on whether the Prime Minister has been successful in promoting his ideas on solving the migrant crisis among European leaders. Meanwhile the conviction is gaining ground that Europe is late in meeting the migration challenge.   READ MORE

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Hungary in international media crossfire

A conservative historian thinks Hungary’s effort to keep the migrant crisis within boundaries will be appreciated once the turmoil is over, but for the moment she is being unfairly attacked by an international press chorus. READ MORE

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Summit rejects Orbán’s plan to guard Greece’s borders

After the EU summit agreed to try and keep Syrian refugees outside the European Union, but declined the Hungarian proposal to set up a joint force to guard Greece’s maritime borders, left-wing commentators think the Prime Minister has gone too far in criticising Chancellor Merkel of Germany. READ MORE

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