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German grand coalition revived

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Columnists wonder whether the grand coalition led by Angela Merkel will restore Germany’s stability, and whether the new German government’s policies will be favorable for Hungary. READ MORE

Chancellor Kurz – an ally of Hungary?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

As the new right-wing coalition takes office in Austria, Hungarian commentators try to gauge the depth of the political change next door. READ MORE

Kurz seen as an ally for the Hungarian government

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A pro-government analyst believes that Austria’s new chancellor will seek allies in Hungary and the other Visegrád 4 countries, in order to in counter German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies. As a result, he believes, new opportunities will open for Hungary for her voice to be heard in the European Union. READ MORE

Macron seen as the mountain, giving birth to a mouse

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A pro-government columnist thinks the ten-year road map for a closer European Union laid out by President Macron of France is a collection of commonplaces or unrealistic ideas which merely aim at bolstering his dwindling popularity at home. READ MORE

Merkel returned to power

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

In a first comment on the impact of the German elections on Hungary, a pro-government columnist believes that threats of financial sanctions to punish Hungary for its rejection of migrant quotas should not be taken at face value now that the campaign is over. READ MORE

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

More on EU-US relations

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

An independent conservative analyst hopes that the weakening of transatlantic cooperation will make Europe stronger and more resilient. READ MORE

Angela Merkel tells Europe to make it on its own

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Commentators ponder what a more independent and assertive Europe, as envisioned by Chancellor Merkel, might entail for Hungary. READ MORE

European People’s Party to discuss Fidesz policies

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

A pro-government commentator dismisses left-wing expectations about the planned People’s Party debate on the policies pursued by the Hungarian government as ‘wishful thinking’. 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