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Paris terrorist picked up accomplices in Budapest

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A conservative columnist accuses EC chairman Jean-Claude Juncker of promoting valueless policies and facilitating thereby the rise of Islamist terrorism in Europe. READ MORE

Might Simicska run for Veszprém seat?

Friday, November 28th, 2014
Commentators across the political spectrum believe that if the Fidesz tycoon does actually challenge the official Fidesz candidate in the by-election scheduled for February next year, then the rift between him and  the Prime Minister must be even more serious than observers realised.

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Was Navracsics’s tough Brussels hearing a sham?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Commentators take it for granted that PM Orbán’s candidate will get his seat in the European Commission. A right-wing analyst believes that Navracsics’s questioning in the Cultural Committee of the European Parliament was meant to gloss over a deal that had been struck well in advance. READ MORE

One ‘yes’ and one ‘no’ for Navracsics in Brussels

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Népszabadság thinks the future Hungarian Commissioner is an unprincipled man who dissociated himself from the government he has served for 4 years in order to get a seat in the European Commission. Magyar Nemzet writes that Tibor Navracsics kept his composure throughout the tough hearing. READ MORE

Navracsics nominated Brussels Commissioner for Education

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Left considers the post insignificant and an expression of dissatisfaction with the Hungarian government, while the Right thinks the portfolio is of strategic importance. READ MORE

Ten years in the European Union

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Most commentators agree that Hungary has made relatively little progress since it joined the European Union ten years ago, despite a net financial transfer amounting to about 1.5 per cent of its GDP. Opinions diverge however on the reasons as well as on the direction European integration should follow. READ MORE

Cabinet ministers call the Holocaust Hungary’s biggest national trauma

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

A left-wing columnist welcomes the government’s acknowledgement of Hungarian responsibility for the crimes committed against Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He agrees with the government that the public needs to be reminded of the country’s past crimes. READ MORE

Government accused of paralysis while PM under fire in Brussels

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The authorities were at least one day late in reacting to the exceptional snowstorm and a left-wing commentator thinks the reason was that PM Viktor Orbán was busy fending off growing discontent with Hungary’s constitutional amendments among European allies. READ MORE

Left and right accuse each other of stirring up hatred

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Commentators from the left and the right blame each other for polarizing and politicizing issues related to the Roma. They both believe that their opponents use the Roma for opportunistic political reasons. READ MORE

FIDESZ: one year in government

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

On the first anniversary of the establishment of the Orbán government, pundits and politicians weigh in to assess the centre-right government’s performance so far, and to outline the possible government strategies of the coming years. READ MORE