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Conservative analyst calls for a more democratic EU

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A conservative columnist accuses the European Commission of serving corporate interests. He calls on the European Council to reclaim power and stop the further disintegration of the EU. READ MORE

Brussels suspends social infrastructure fund payments

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

As the European Commission decides to withhold structural funds, a left-wing commentator fears that Hungarian taxpayers will have to pay billions of Forints if the projects are rejected by the EU. READ MORE

In the crossfire of corruption allegations

Friday, December 11th, 2015

As Parliament amends the law on public procurement tenders and former PM Gyurcsány’s company wins an EU assignment, columnists fling accusations of corruption at Right and Left. READ MORE

EU gives green light to citizens’ initiative against Hungary

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Commenting on a proposed European Citizen’s Initiative to punish Hungary for the alleged violation of basic democratic norms, a conservative columnist thinks that such ‘attacks’ will increase anti-European sentiments in Hungary. READ MORE

A U-turn in EU migration policy?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

A left-wing columnist comments on the weekend EU mini-summit on migration, and expresses the opinion  that PM Orbán has won an important battle as a new consensus emerges on the need to stop ‘illegal migrants’. Other pundits, however, doubt if the proposed EU road plan will help to resolve the refugee crisis. READ MORE

Prospects of EU solution to the migration situation

Friday, September 4th, 2015

PM Orbán travelled to Brussels on Thursday to discuss migration issues with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. This will be followed by a Visegrad 4 summit in Prague. Analysts wonder if there is hope for an EU solution to the migration crisis. READ MORE

Brussels objects to Hungary’s nuclear deal with Russia

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

In a first analysis of the objections raised by the European Commission against the Hungarian-Russian agreement on the extension of the Paks nuclear power station, a fact-finding journalist believes this does not necessarily represent a final veto, but further objections are already on the Brussels assembly line. READ MORE

Conservative commentators on the EU and sovereignty

Monday, December 29th, 2014

A conservative columnist believes that Hungary has gained a unique opportunity to increase economic output through access to EU funds, while her sovereignty has also increased through EU membership. Another conservative analyst, however, accuses the European Commission of serving business interests rather than EU citizens. READ MORE

Juncker elected EC Chairman

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Left-wing commentators suggest that PM Orbán’s opposition to Mr Juncker’s candidacy was futile, while a leading Christian Democrat hopes that despite signs to the contrary, Juncker will choose the path of renewal and save the European Union. READ MORE

For and against the federalization of the EU

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

As the European Parliament returns for its first plenary session, a conservative columnist argues that further centralization would entrench the problems of the EU and increase its democratic deficit. A liberal commentator, on the other hand, believes that the success of European countries depends on further integration. READ MORE