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A pro-government take on the Left’s plight

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A pro-government commentator suggests that the left-wing opposition has been hijacked by its intellectual hinterland. The Left is dominated by an elite that created an ideological echo chamber that alienates everyday voters, he believes. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s post-2019 EU agenda

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

One week after the Prime Minister said Hungary and her East European allies will have a crucial job to accomplish within the European Union after Brexit, two leading analysts express diametrically opposing views on Hungary’ future within the EU. READ MORE

EU Court to reject Hungarian-Slovak anti-relocation suit

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

A left-wing columnist agrees with the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice who has recommended to the judges that they reject a complaint by Hungary and Slovakia against a September 2015 decision to relocate migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries. READ MORE

Tușnad seen as a lesson for the opposition

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

A conservative critic of the government calls on the opposition to build a world view and a project as solid and convincing as the one laid out by PM Orbán in his yearly address in Transylvania – even if he disagrees with the Prime Minister on most points. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s annual speech at Băile Tușnad

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Commentators sharply disagree on Viktor Orbán’s thesis that the V4 countries represent ‘the future of Europe’. READ MORE

Liberal writer lambasts moderate analysts

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A liberal writer labels as cowards those political commentators who try to maintain a balanced view. They should show a little more civil courage and name the Orbán government as an outright tyranny. READ MORE

Ruminations on increasingly extreme political rhetoric

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A centrist commentator thinks that a comment by Lajos Bokros, leader of the conservative liberal Modern Hungary Movement, describing Prime Minister Orbán as a ‘fascist’ is counterproductive, and will help the governing party to mobilize its supporters. READ MORE

PM Orbán visits Turkey

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

As Prime Minister Orbán calls for more trade with Turkey and political cooperation with Ankara, writers critical of the government and its supporters disagree on how Hungary can and should relate to an illiberal but geopolitically important state. READ MORE

Dispute over Helmut Kohl’s legacy

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist disagree over whether or not the Hungarian Prime Minister’s vision of a Europe of nation states is in line with Helmut Kohl’s legacy. READ MORE

PM Orbán summarizes the latest ‘National Consultation’

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Prime Minister evaluates the 1.7 million answers to the government’s questionnaire as an expression of overwhelming support for his policy of rejecting mass immigration and further supranational European integration, while a left-wing commentator thinks that the questions put to the population were senseless. READ MORE