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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

Merkel to run again

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Commenting on the announcement by the German Chancellor that she will run again next year for the post of Party Chairperson and by implication that of Chancellor, a left-wing commentator fears that the number of those who share her worldview is declining. 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

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

Trump and Clinton in the spotlight

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

A left-wing columnist thinks that although Prime Minister Orbán is leaning towards Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is preferable for the world because she is moderate and experienced. A conservative commentator believes that both are poor candidates, but Trump may perhaps change American foreign policy for the better. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel criticizes Hungary’s migration policies

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

A conservative commentator dismisses Angela Merkel’s claim that Hungary mistreated migrants. READ MORE

Brexit’s fallout on Hungary and the V4

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A left-wing commentator believes the Hungarian government is ’the spokesman’ of the Visegrád 4 in their confrontation with the EU, while a conservative analyst suggests that Angela Merkel is changing her policies and is steering nearer to the V4. 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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Merkel’s stance criticised

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

A leading conservative pundit accuses the German chancellor of putting the future of her country and of Europe as a whole at risk by refusing to opt for a brand new immigration policy. READ MORE

Further debates on immigration

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Pro-government and conservative columnists welcome the referendum on mandatory quotas, claiming that national sovereignty and identity are at stake. Left-wing and liberal analysts think the referendum is a stunt, and may eventually even be considered as a decision on Hungary’s EU membership. READ MORE