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PM Orbán’s state of the nation speech

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the Prime Minister’s annual state of the nation address. READ MORE

Islam portrayed as a threat to Europe

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A right-wing pundit contends that all opposition parties from left to right, including Jobbik, are ‘helping Islam subjugate Europe’. A conservative critic of the government agrees that political Islam is a threat to European values, but cautions against what he calls ‘the government’s anti-Islamic rhetoric’. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Vienna

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Pro-government commentators argue that Hungary has won a valuable ally in the new Austrian government in its feud with Brussels, while an alt-left blogger thinks the Prime Minister will leave Hungarian guest-workers in the lurch as Austria plans to cut their family allowances. READ MORE

George Soros accuses Fidesz of ’buying up’ the MSZP

Monday, January 29th, 2018

A left-wing blogger dismisses and sharply criticizes remarks by George Soros that Prime Minister Orbán has ‘bought up’ the opposition parties, and for suggesting that the Left has little chance of winning the April election. READ MORE

György Konrád’s speculations about PM Orbán’s eventual demise

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

A pro-government columnist suggests that the liberal writer is advocating violence when he projects a future scenario in which the PM may have to choose between quitting or being killed. An alt-left commentator thinks the scenario Mr Konrad sketched is mistaken, but non-threatening. READ MORE

PM Orbán visits the CSU

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A left-wing commentator lambasts Horst Seehofer, leader of the CSU for calling Hungarian Prime Minister a democrat. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, hopes that Bavaria will join the coalition of the Visegrád countries and help Europe return to its core national and religious values. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the Hungarian-Polish summit

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Commenting on Wednesday’s visit by Poland’s PM to Hungary, the left-wing newspaper sides with the European Commission in its controversy with the governments of Poland and Hungary. READ MORE

Poland’s new PM in Budapest

Friday, January 5th, 2018

A pro-government commentator sees Mr Morawiecki’s choice of Budapest for his first bilateral visit abroad as a sign of the strong alliance between the two governments in facing infringement procedures launched by Brussels. READ MORE

Debate around the meaning of Christmas

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

A conservative commentator contends that Europe’s Christian heritage is imperiled by consumerism and multiculturalism. His anti-government counterpart finds all this tasteless and politically motivated fear-mongering. READ MORE

Migration on the agenda of the EU summit

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

A pro-government pundit hopes that the Visegrád countries will reject the introduction of mandatory migrant relocation at the EU summit. His left-wing counterpart accuses PM Orbán of not showing solidarity towards other EU member states. READ MORE