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Repercussions of the French election

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A pro-government analyst wonders if the Left and Liberals in Hungary will label the French election as anti-democratic. A conservative commentator contends that the Hungarian opposition should learn from President Macron if it wants to challenge Fidesz. READ MORE

Emmanuel Macron, President of France

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

In the very first Hungarian press commentary on the outcome of the presidential election in France, a pro-government analyst hopes that Emmanuel Macron will not make good on his campaign promise to fine unruly EU member countries. READ MORE

Comments on the clearing of the Calais ‘Jungle’

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Commentators approve the decision to dismantle the refugee camp in Calais after almost two years of scandalous existence, but regard it as just a symptom of a larger problem. READ MORE

Echoes of the Nice massacre

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Commentators agree that in our age no society is fully sheltered from terrorist attacks. But they sharply disagree on the causes. READ MORE

The lessons of the French municipal elections

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

After centrist parties prevented the radical right wing from converting its first round lead into victory in France’s regional elections, commentators agree that the two traditional parties have no answers to the growing concerns of the French electorate. One even hints that they should learn from Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Le Pen at the gates 

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

As the National Front advances in the first round of the French municipal elections, pundits across the political spectrum try to assess whether the appeal of radical parties in Europe is a transient phenomenon, or if it is likely to stay. READ MORE

Europe’s war on terror

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Conservative pundits claim that the great powers are going to war in Syria to promote their own geopolitical interests rather than to fight terrorism. Far from making Europe safer, attacking Syria may deepen the terror problem, they suggest. READ MORE

First reactions to the Paris massacre

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Right-wing columnists believe that the Paris terrorist attacks struck a lethal blow to liberal, pro-migration ideology. Liberal and left-wing pundits, on the other hand, caution against fomenting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiments and accuse the Right of playing into the hands of terrorist organizations. READ MORE

Migration getting out of control

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Pundits across the political spectrum fear that migration will cause an ever bigger problem in Europe in the absence of a common EU migration framework. The lack of a joint EU solution may also endanger free movement in the EU. READ MORE

Lessons of the Charlie Hebdo attack

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Commentators across the political spectrum try to assess the long-term consequences of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Among other issues, they dispute whether free speech can or should ever be constrained in order to protect religious sensibilities and avert fundamentalist violence. READ MORE