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PM Orbán under fire in the European Parliament

Friday, April 28th, 2017

While the Prime Minister defended his policies against sharp criticism by the European Commission and MEPs, a legal analyst wrote that the infringement procedure launched by the Commission against Hungary rests on shaky foundations. READ MORE

Prime Minister Orbán’s Easter interviews

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Commenting on PM Orbán’s Easter interviews, a conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz has alienated its conservative intellectual supporters. A pro-government commentator shares the PM’s view, when he detects George Soros behind the recent anti-government protests. READ MORE

The debate over CEU rolls on

Monday, April 10th, 2017

As a new wave of actors in the EU and the US join the dispute over CEU’s future, commentators along the political spectrum ponder the motivations of the parties involved and opinions diverge on whether the university will close down. READ MORE

Migration and border patrolling in focus

Friday, March 10th, 2017

As Parliament decides to detain all asylum seekers while their claims are processed, two left-wing analysts accuse the government of violating basic human rights. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, accuses the Left of levelling unfounded criticism against the government which, he believes, is defending the security and culture of Hungary and Europe. READ MORE

PM Orbán on ‘ethnic homogeneity’

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Liberal authors interpret the Prime Minister’s remarks on ‘ethnic homogeneity’ as an expression of an old style racist and nationalist way of thinking. READ MORE

Conservative pundits call for tougher anti-immigration measures

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Two pro-government columnists lambast the EU and western European governments for ‘still not taking illegal migration seriously.’ READ MORE

Constitutional Court says EU cannot violate Hungarian sovereignty

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As the Constitutional Court vindicates Hungary’s right to check any EU rule including mandatory migrant redistribution, a conservative columnist contends that the quota referendum was much ado for nothing. READ MORE

Syrian-Cypriot migrant border rioter sentenced to 10 years in jail

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

A conservative columnist thinks that the court was right to sentence a Syrian migrant with residence in Cyprus for inciting a riot, using force against the police and crossing the border illegally. But she finds it deeply problematic that such behaviour is regarded as ‘terrorist activity’ under Hungarian law. READ MORE

Comments on the clearing of the Calais ‘Jungle’

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Commentators approve the decision to dismantle the refugee camp in Calais after almost two years of scandalous existence, but regard it as just a symptom of a larger problem. READ MORE

PM Orbán tables constitutional amendments

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

As the Hungarian Prime Minister submits the draft of constitutional amendments to Parliament in order to pre-empt mandatory EU migrant redistribution, commentators wonder if and how Hungary’s “constitutional identity” should or could be protected by law. READ MORE