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Netanyahu concludes three day visit to Budapest

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A liberal analyst believes that the Israeli Prime Minister came to Hungary to seek new allies within the European Union, while a conservative commentator hopes that his visit will help eradicate the remaining traces of anti-Semitism among Hungarian right-wingers. READ MORE

Macron’s presidency seen as an urban victory 

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

After Trump’s victory in the United States and the Brexit vote last year, a well-known Hungarian-American analyst interprets the outcome of the French presidential election as a cause for celebration for progressive forces. READ MORE

Theresa May announces hard Brexit

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

As British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her plan to leave the European single market, a conservative commentator expresses his understanding for her motives, but warns that a ‘hard Brexit’ is not good news for Hungarians. READ MORE

2016: the year of the ‘common sense’ revolt

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Conservative pundits reflecting on 2016 contend that the old global order has been shaken by the revolt of masses of people allegedly demanding ‘common sense policies’ rather than ‘politically correct ideologies’. READ MORE

Brexit’s fallout on Hungary and the V4

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A left-wing commentator believes the Hungarian government is ’the spokesman’ of the Visegrád 4 in their confrontation with the EU, while a conservative analyst suggests that Angela Merkel is changing her policies and is steering nearer to the V4. READ MORE

Brexit’s impact on Hungary

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

A conservative analyst warns that Hungary ought to start factoring in the unfavourable consequences the departure of Great Britain from the EU will have on its economy and international standing. READ MORE

Lázár’s words fuel Huxit debate

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Commenting on ambiguous statements by top government officials following the Brexit referendum, left-liberal commentators wonder if Viktor Orbán’s government wants Hungary to leave the European Union. Magyar Nemzet suggests that such declarations were only meant to promote a high turnout at the quota-referendum, due to be held in the autumn.

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Anti-elitist revolution envisioned after Brexit vote

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Encouraged by the result of the referendum in the UK, one right-wing pundit writes about an ‘elite-hating’ revolution, while another argues that liberal democracies are under the thumb of aristocracies. READ MORE

Brexit: what comes next?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Commentators across the political spectrum assess the implications of Brexit for the EU, and try to guess what it all means for Hungary. READ MORE

Brexit: the first reactions

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

As British voters decide that the UK should leave the EU, a moderate pundit wonders if the crisis of the UK and EU can be overcome at all. A conservative philosopher thinks that the EU needs to become more accommodating to the nation state.  READ MORE