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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

Hungary to take asylum seekers into custody

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A conservative pundit welcomes the government’s plan to take asylum seekers into custody while their applications are processed. Her left-wing counterpart thinks that there is no real terrorist danger that would necessitate such strict regulations. READ MORE

Renzi threatens to block EU subsidies to Eastern Europe

Friday, October 28th, 2016

A conservative columnist calls Italy’s Prime Minister a populist, after Matteo Renzi said he would veto the budget of the European Union if east European countries continue to refuse to host their share of refugees. READ MORE

Dispute over migration rumbles on

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

PM Orbán’s speech at the European Parliament continues to be a major subject of debate. Conservative commentators tend to agree that Hungary should not become more open to migrants, while left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of xenophobia. READ MORE

PM Orbán addresses European Parliament

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The leading left-wing daily accuses the Prime Minister of provoking both his domestic and foreign audience. A pro-government analyst believes that he has clear answers to migration problems while his counterparts do not have a clue what to do with newcomers. READ MORE

More on EU immigration quotas

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

As PM Orbán prepares to address the European Parliament debate on migration, a left-wing columnist compares the refugee situation in Europe to 1938 and calls for an increased migrant intake. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, believes that allowing more refugees into Europe would not solve the crisis. READ MORE

EU proposes refugee quota system

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A left-wing columnist accuses PM Orbán of anti-immigrant populism, as the Prime Minister calls for a Parliamentary debate on EU plans to redistribute refugees among member states. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, believes that member states should make up their own minds about the scheme proposed by the European Commission. READ MORE