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The V4-+ Austria summit in Budapest

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks PM Orbán has made significant headway in his efforts to counter the mainstream EU leaders in their policies on migration. The leaders of the Visegrád-4 countries met Chancellor Kurz of Austria in Budapest on Thursday and urged the EU to focus on the protection of its external borders rather than on migrant relocation. READ MORE

Controversial government policies seen as a ‘conservative revolution’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A pro-government political scientist interprets the oft-criticised policies of the Hungarian government as efforts aimed at completing the transition from the Communist regime. READ MORE

Steve Bannon’s ideology likened to PM Orbán’s vision

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

A pro-government columnist thinks that PM Orbán’s politics is fully in-line with Steve Bannon’s ideology. READ MORE

Milo in Budapest

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Critics of the government struggle to figure out whether the decision by a public foundation to invite two controversial personalities, Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos to address several hundred strong audiences in Budapest carries a political message. READ MORE

’Illiberal democracy’ thesis debunked

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

A veteran professor of law dismisses as inconsistent the description of Hungary’s political regime as an ‘illiberal democracy’. He suggests ‘marketing governance’ as a more fitting definition. READ MORE

Fourth Orbán government sworn in

Monday, May 21st, 2018

As the fourth Orbán government is elected by Parliament, pro-government commentators point out that governance is stable in Hungary. They hope that PM Orbán’s commitment to put national interests first will help him overcome any difficulties. READ MORE

Fukuyama in agreement with PM Orbán

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

A pro-government political analyst welcomes Francis Fukuyama’s recent statement, in which the American liberal political thinker called for an end to uncontrolled migration and the protection the EU’s borders – echoing the proposals of the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

EU plans to cut cohesion funds

Monday, May 14th, 2018

A liberal EU expert contends that PM Orbán has become a major player on the European level and doesn’t have to fear European fund cuts. Another liberal columnist calls on the government to strengthen strategic cooperation with other member states in the dispute over the proposed EU budget. READ MORE

Viktor Orbán re-elected as Prime Minister

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

As Parliament elects Viktor Orbán as Prime Minister, a pro-government columnist welcomes what he calls Viktor Orbán’s pragmatic vision. A left-wing commentator writes that although PM Orbán now prefers the formula ‘Christian democracy’ to ‘illiberalism’, his principles and aims remain unchanged. READ MORE

PM in conflict with Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

After the Prime Minister’s spokesman has sharply criticised a ruling by the Supreme Court to scrap over 4000 postal votes, which resulted in the loss of one Fidesz mandate, a pro-government columnist urges the state to react. READ MORE