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PM Orbán under fire in the European Parliament

Friday, April 28th, 2017

While the Prime Minister defended his policies against sharp criticism by the European Commission and MEPs, a legal analyst wrote that the infringement procedure launched by the Commission against Hungary rests on shaky foundations. READ MORE

European People’s Party to discuss Fidesz policies

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

A pro-government commentator dismisses left-wing expectations about the planned People’s Party debate on the policies pursued by the Hungarian government as ‘wishful thinking’. READ MORE

Reflections on the Turkish referendum

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A pro-government columnist interprets the success of the Turkish referendum as a sign that Turkey is turning away from Europe. A left-wing commentator thinks Erdogan is doomed to fail because he has divided his country. READ MORE

The debate over CEU rolls on

Monday, April 10th, 2017

As a new wave of actors in the EU and the US join the dispute over CEU’s future, commentators along the political spectrum ponder the motivations of the parties involved and opinions diverge on whether the university will close down. READ MORE

Hungary satisfied with the Rome declaration

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Two days after PM Orbán signed the joint declaration of EU heads of state and government on the 60th anniversary of the founding Rome Treaty, commentators emphasise the controversies between Hungary and the bulk of the Union. READ MORE

A sixth variant for the future of the EU

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

A conservative economist believes that the EU should allow the governments of less developed countries to intervene in their economies and boost production until they catch up with more developed member states. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s assessment of the EU summit

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Commentators across the political spectrum speculate on the future of the European Union, the Visegrád cooperation process, and other consequences of the Friday EU summit. They all agree that Hungary will have to make a tough choice if the EU is transformed into a two-speed union. READ MORE

Migration and border patrolling in focus

Friday, March 10th, 2017

As Parliament decides to detain all asylum seekers while their claims are processed, two left-wing analysts accuse the government of violating basic human rights. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, accuses the Left of levelling unfounded criticism against the government which, he believes, is defending the security and culture of Hungary and Europe. READ MORE

Brussels gives green light to the Paks II project

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

A pro-government columnist hopes that the Paks nuclear plant project will not be submitted to a referendum. A left-wing commentator finds it sad that the Left, which initially was in favour of the new plant, now uses it for ‘fear mongering’. READ MORE

Juncker proposes five variants for the future of the EU

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

A pro-government economist accuses the EU core countries of planning to exclude the rest of the member states by creating a two-speed Europe. An independent conservative analyst thinks that the Hungarian government would not mind such an arrangement, after all. READ MORE