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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

Hungary ‘unlikely’ to drift away from the EU

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

A left-liberal political analyst disagrees with opposition politicians who see Hungary as slowly but surely drifting away from the European Union. 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

Slovakia – V4 outsider/EU insider?

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

A left-wing columnist predicts that Slovakia will ultimately join the mainstream EU countries rather than remaining loyal to the Visegrád 4 group, of which it is a member. 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

V-4 unity seen as ephemeral

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A left-wing analyst thinks that although the Visegrád countries unanimously oppose the idea of a multi-speed Europe, in the end Hungary will be left on her own in her relentless opposition to Brussels. READ MORE

PM Orbán defies Brussels on migration quotas

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

A pro-government commentator predicts a long drawn-out confrontation between Brussels and the V4 alliance around the ‘flow’ of migrants into Europe. READ MORE

PM Orbán named man of the year at Krynica Economic Forum

Friday, September 9th, 2016

A conservative columnist interprets PM Orbán’s honor as proof of his successful politics. His left-wing counterpart accuses the Orbán government of using claims of national sovereignty to entrench corruption. READ MORE

The prospects of V4 cooperation

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A regional foreign policy expert wonders whether the Visegrád alliance can be expanded and developed into an even more important platform. READ MORE