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Right-wing interpretations of the divisions within the EU

Monday, January 8th, 2018

One pro-government analyst criticises the European Commission and leading European officials for trying to impose majority opinions on Hungary and its partners, while another believes a war is underway between the supporters of multiculturalism and those of the nation state. READ MORE

National consultation on the ’Soros plan’

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Pundits express sharply contrasting views on the government’s ‘national consultation’ on migration. One side sees it as a propaganda project based on lies, while the other considers the campaign an expression of self-defence against pressure from global elites. READ MORE

Right-wing takes on the London attacks

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Two pro-government columnists link terrorist attacks to immigration and multiculturalist ideology. READ MORE

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