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First reaction to the Barcelona terror attacks

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

In an early comment on the Barcelona attacks, the editor-in-chief of the leading pro-government daily thinks that Central and Eastern Europeans are fully justified in opposing migrant quotas and illegal migration. READ MORE

Left and right trade accusations of media bias

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
A pro-government media outlet accuses a left-wing journal of distorting the news by failing to properly report acts of terror committed by a person of immigrant background. A left-wing blogger thinks it is the pro-government media which is highly biased against migrants.

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Dispute over the economic implications of migration

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A conservative economist suspects that core EU states facilitate migration in order to import a cheap labour force. A liberal analyst dismisses the claim that migration is the biggest economic challenge, and recommends the government spend more on education. READ MORE

Migration still in focus

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A left-wing and a liberal commentator accuse the government of fomenting anti-immigrant hysteria. A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s announcement to offer asylum to an Iranian Christian girl facing deportation from Sweden. READ MORE

Slovakia – V4 outsider/EU insider?

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

A left-wing columnist predicts that Slovakia will ultimately join the mainstream EU countries rather than remaining loyal to the Visegrád 4 group, of which it is a member. READ MORE

Population would fall without immigration – Eurostat finds

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Conservative commentators fear that mass migration to Europe is unlikely to stop in light of the divergent demographic trends in Europe and the developing world. READ MORE

Government ends anti-Soros billboard campaign

Friday, July 14th, 2017

As the government announces the end of its ad campaign on migration featuring George Soros, debates about Mr Soros’s role roll on. READ MORE

Netanyahu withdraws protest against anti-Soros poster campaign 

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Commentators sharply disagree about whether the government’s anti-immigration ad and billboard campaign depicting George Soros is anti-Semitic or not. READ MORE

US President Trump’s Warsaw message

Monday, July 10th, 2017

A left-wing commentator interprets President Trump’s Warsaw speech as a harbinger of a more isolationist US. A conservative columnist agrees with President Trump that Europe needs to seal its borders in order to defend its core values. READ MORE

Hungarians – the most pro-EU people in Europe

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

According to two parallel international surveys, Hungary turns out to be the nation most favourable to the European Union. But commentators sharply disagree on the role the government has played in confronting Brussels and shaping public opinion inside the country. The Hungarian EU Commissioner, despite his allegiance to Fidesz, disagrees with the government on migration issues. READ MORE