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PM Orbán visits the CSU

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A left-wing commentator lambasts Horst Seehofer, leader of the CSU for calling Hungarian Prime Minister a democrat. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, hopes that Bavaria will join the coalition of the Visegrád countries and help Europe return to its core national and religious values. READ MORE

Looking back on 2017

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Pro-government analysts looking back on 2017 believe that the Hungarian government has been the standard-bearer of what they call a ‘new political paradigm’. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, deems the government’s policy path disastrous. READ MORE

Debate around the meaning of Christmas

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

A conservative commentator contends that Europe’s Christian heritage is imperiled by consumerism and multiculturalism. His anti-government counterpart finds all this tasteless and politically motivated fear-mongering. READ MORE

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Pro-government commentators commemorating the Lutheran Reformation accuse Europe of abandoning her Christian values. They call on European Christians to unite and defend their heritage. READ MORE

Angela Merkel tells Europe to make it on its own

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Commentators ponder what a more independent and assertive Europe, as envisioned by Chancellor Merkel, might entail for Hungary. 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

Terrorism in Europe – a clash of civilizations?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Conservative papers interpret the recent terror attacks as harbingers of a clash of civilizations in Europe. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, fear that the civilizational war rhetoric is used by authoritarian governments to justify their methods. READ MORE

Leading dailies on Viktor Orbán’s Tusnád speech

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Left-wing columnists find the PM’s messages ambiguous. A pro-government commentator thinks that Mr Orbán has offered a clear analysis and a feasible proposal to overcome Europe’s multiple crises. A centrist pundit believes the prime minister may become one of the new leaders of the EU. READ MORE

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

Conservative pundits on the perils of secularization

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Two conservative columnists blame secularization in Europe for inhumane political ideologies, environmental decline and the continent’s ‘inability to resist migration from the Muslim world.’ READ MORE