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PM Orbán keeps fingers crossed for Merkel

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit are both certain that Chancellor Merkel will be returned to power by German voters on Sunday. They also agree that the rise of the AfD may have an important impact on the German political landscape. READ MORE

Martin Schulz criticizes the Hungarian government

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the victory of Martin Schulz at the German election would be undesirable for the Hungarian governing party. READ MORE

Deeper analyses of the Berlin terror attack

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Opinions diverge on the significance of the terror truck attack in Berlin and even more so on its implications for Germany, Hungary and the world. READ MORE

The Berlin truck terror attack

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

In their very first reactions to the Berlin massacre, the Hungarian media refrain from recalling how their government cautioned Germany against indiscriminately hosting a million asylum seekers. They quote experts who warn that Christmas fairs are impossible to protect against lone wolf terrorist attacks. READ MORE

Hungarian-German ‘ideological differences’ challenged

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

A conservative pundit explains the political friction between Angela Merkel and the Hungarian centre-right government in terms of the different paths of consolidation pursued in Hungary and Germany rather than by ideological divergences. READ MORE

Angela Merkel’s self-critical comments on migration

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

A pro-government columnist thinks that despite her self-critical comments, Chancellor Merkel is unlikely to make a U-turn on migration policy. The leading left-wing daily praises Angela Merkel’s efforts and contrasts her inclusive politics with the Hungarian government’s migration rhetoric. READ MORE

German terror spree in focus

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Left-wing pundits commenting on the German terror attacks caution against fear mongering and fomenting anti-migrant hysteria. Conservative columnists, on the other hand, think that the events prove the failure of multicultural integration and even suggest that Chancellor Merkel is complicit in the horrible crimes. READ MORE

PM Orbán meets Helmut Kohl

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Commentators disagree on the outcome of PM Orbán’s visit to former Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Was their endorsement of Mrs. Merkel’s policies just lip service, to mitigate the impact of their misgivings over the way the migration crisis has been handled?
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Germany ‘trying to impose its policies’ on East-Central Europe

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Those who are terrified of the prospect of a United States of Europe should realise that this entity has already come to life: it is governed from Berlin and its leader is called Angela Merkel, a pro-government analyst warns. READ MORE

Looking back on the Cologne violence

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Commentators unanimously agree in categorizing the sexual assaults by immigrants against women on New Year’s eve in Cologne as a turning point in the history of the latest mass immigration to Europe. Most interpret the scenes of violence as proof that the integration of the new arrivals will be significantly more difficult than German leaders originally thought. READ MORE