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PM Orbán’s talks in Brussels

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

As Prime Minister Orbán meets the leaders of the European People’s Party, a left-wing columnist believes that European conservatives may reprimand PM Orbán for his illiberal policies. A pro-government commentator dismisses such speculation, and calls on the EU not to punish Hungary and Poland by limiting their access to cohesion funds. READ MORE

European Parliament opens talks on mandatory migrant quotas

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The leading pro-government daily harshly criticizes a decision by the European Parliament to discuss a motion on mandatory migrant redistribution quotas in the European Union. READ MORE

European Parliament committee endorses mandatory migrant quota plans

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist contends that the EU proposal to introduce mandatory migrant redistribution quotas is a grave threat to Europe as well as Hungary. READ MORE

EP resolution dismissed by PM Orbán

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

An independent conservative commentator detects a series of inconsistencies in the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Hungary last week, and believes that it only further fuels domestic government propaganda. READ MORE

European Parliament calls for the triggering of Article 7 against Hungary

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Pro-government commentators interpret the EP resolution against Hungary as a politically motivated attack by pro-migration forces. An independent and a left-wing columnist, on the other hand, agree with the authors of the text which accuses Hungary of violating basic EU norms. READ MORE

EP Speaker wants dialogue with PM Orbán

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Two left-wing pundits find it sad that Martin Schulz, the Speaker of the European Parliament wants to start a dialogue with PM Orbán. READ MORE

European Parliament condemns Hungary

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The number one left-wing daily is sceptical about the impact of the resolution adopted by the left-liberal majority of MEPs, accusing Hungary of systematically violating basic European values.


EU Parliament lifts Jobbik MEP’s immunity

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit agree that during the investigation into an MEP‘s alleged spying activity for Russia (see BudaPost through May 20, 2014) Jobbik will have to clarify if it is in any way inked to the Russian secret services. READ MORE

Hungarian government criticized by EU Parliament

Friday, June 12th, 2015

A left-wing pundit believes that the EP resolution against Hungary will severely harm the Orbán government. A conservative columnist on the other hand contends that it will give Viktor Orbán another chance to enhance his image as a defender of national sovereignty. READ MORE

Dispute over migration rumbles on

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

PM Orbán’s speech at the European Parliament continues to be a major subject of debate. Conservative commentators tend to agree that Hungary should not become more open to migrants, while left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of xenophobia. READ MORE