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Austrian election seen as mostly positive for Hungary’s government

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A pro-government columnist expects that cooperation between Austria and Hungary will improve under the new Austrian government led by Sebastian Kurz. A liberal commentator thinks that a right-wing coalition’s restrictive stance on intra-EU migration may create friction between Austria and Hungary. READ MORE

An East-West divide within the EU in the making?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A pro-government weekly carries a call by a conservative Polish analyst for East European unity against what he regards as unfettered domination by Western élites. READ MORE

Simicska’s war continues

Friday, October 6th, 2017

As the media mogul Lajos Simicska continues his war on Prime Minister Orbán, a pro-government commentator accuses the Left of applying double standards. A left-wing columnist wonders whether Mr Simicska has information on secret Fidesz deals.  READ MORE

Refugee holiday prevented by residents

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Critics of the government excoriate PM Viktor Orbán for saying he had no problem with the inhabitants of a small village in southern Hungary who protested against a guesthouse owner because he planned to host a group of refugees for a short holiday. READ MORE

EU Budgetary Control Committee visits Hungary

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Pundits from all across the political spectrum use the visit of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee to accuse the government and the opposition of corruption. READ MORE

New round of ‘national consultation’ announced

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

As the government announces another ‘national consultation’ on the EU migrant quota redistribution system, a conservative columnist contends that the Hungarian public has already made it clear several times that they oppose the quotas. READ MORE

Autumn legislative session opens

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

At the opening session of the autumn parliamentary season, the governing party and the opposition exchanged blows over immigration and corruption – and so have the dailies. READ MORE

Attitudes to migration as a test for East and West within the EU

Monday, September 18th, 2017

In the heat of the German electoral campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel has lambasted Hungary for refusing to accept the redistribution of refugees within the European Union. In the light of her comments, Hungarian weeklies wonder how relations between Hungary and the EU, and in a wider context, between   Western and Eastern Europe will evolve over the years to come. READ MORE

‘Hungary will respect ECJ quota verdict’ – Viktor Orbán

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A conservative commentator entertains no doubts, that the European Court could find a legitimate basis for rejecting Hungary’s and Slovakia’s complaint against compulsory migrant quotas, but believes the quota system will prove disastrous for the European Union.  READ MORE

Kötcse 2017

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

As Prime Minister Orbán outlines his strategy for next year’s parliamentary elections, commentators are divided on the gist of his annual address to pro-Fidesz intellectuals along political lines. READ MORE