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British Ambassador’s praise of V4

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A liberal columnist accuses the British ambassador to Budapest of ‘flattering’ PM Orbán and ‘echoing his populist slogans’. She suggests that Britain needs the V-4 countries in its standoff with Brussels over Brexit, but would not protect Hungary and Poland if EU leaders wanted to strip them of their voting rights. READ MORE

Angela Merkel tells Europe to make it on its own

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Commentators ponder what a more independent and assertive Europe, as envisioned by Chancellor Merkel, might entail for Hungary. READ MORE

Foreign Minister Szijjártó on European “no-go zones”

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pro-government columnists side with Foreign Minister Szijjártó, who in successive interviews with the BBC and CNN insisted on the existence of ‘unsafe enclaves’ in several major European cities, allegedly taken over by unintegrated immigrants. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that describing districts with higher crime rates as no-go zones is a gross exaggeration. READ MORE

68ers blamed for Brexit

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Népszabadság contends that identifying the migrant crisis as the root cause of the Brexit vote is misleading. Magyar Idők disagrees.  READ MORE

PM Orbán to British voters: do not leave

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

As PM Orbán publishes an ad in the Daily Mail arguing against the Brexit option, the leading left-wing daily accuses the government of cynicism. A government politician, on the other hand, believes that despite the disputes with Brussels, the Hungarian government never became anti-EU. READ MORE

Cameron’s deal with the EU

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Two leading commentators agree that the deal struck by Great Britain at the EU summit last Saturday will probably be sufficient for British voters to opt for staying within the European Union in June, but Europe will never be the same again as a result. READ MORE

PM Cameron’s visit to Hungary

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Commenting on the meeting of the two prime ministers, a left-wing columnist cautions against hoping that the UK and Hungary are becoming strategic allies in reforming the EU. A conservative commentator dares to believe that Hungary can become an important player in revamping the Union. READ MORE

Three takes on the UK elections

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Before the exit poll results were known, commentators expected a close call and predicted that a Tory victory would be unfavourable for Hungarian job seekers in Britain. READ MORE