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Jobbik to table constitutional amendment

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A pro-government pundit dismisses as a stunt Jobbik’s plan to submit the somewhat revised constitutional amendments it rejected last week in Parliament. A liberal columnist thinks Jobbik’s move will give Fidesz a headache. READ MORE

Constitutional amendment stuck

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Commentators are divided over whether or not the failure of a constitutional amendment proposed by the government, which would have barred the settlement of groups of non-EU citizens outside the normal immigration procedures, was a defeat for the Prime Minister. READ MORE

Pros and cons two days before the referendum

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Commentators don’t even agree on whether the question to be put to the population at Sunday’s quota referendum makes sense or not, or what it is actually about. READ MORE

Merkel beaten by AfD in local election

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Leading dailies disagree on whether the rise of the anti-immigration AfD in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election has proven Chancellor Merkel’s immigration policies wrong. READ MORE

Migration realities – beyond the shouting

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A conservative commentator finds the divisive debate over migration counterproductive. He adds that despite its harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric, the government is by no means sealing off Hungary’s borders. READ MORE

68ers blamed for Brexit

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Népszabadság contends that identifying the migrant crisis as the root cause of the Brexit vote is misleading. Magyar Idők disagrees.  READ MORE

Kúria clears the way for referendum on migrant quotas

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

An issue which Magyar Idők calls a pivotal battle for the future of the European Union, Népszabadság dismisses as a ‘non-issue’. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s state of the nation address

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Commenting on PM Orbán’s annual speech, conservative and pro-government columnists agree with the Prime Minister that the migration crisis is a grave threat to Europe and Hungary. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, accuse Orbán of anti-EU policies and of ignoring the will of the Hungarians. READ MORE

Visegrád countries on collision course with Chancellor Merkel? 

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

As Chancellor Merkel and the V4 states propose divergent plans to stop the flow of migrants, commentators both on Left and Right believe that the rift between the core EU states and Central and Eastern Europe is becoming ever deeper. 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