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Ukraine and Moldova get EU candidate status

Monday, June 27th, 2022

A conservative and a left-wing pundit comment on the decision to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. Both accuse the EU of failing to use the opportunity to further its geopolitical interests. READ MORE

Fear of Europe drifting into war

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Two pro-government commentators ponder the chances of the escalation of the Ukraine war into a conflict between Russia and Europe – or even a Third World War. READ MORE

Hungarian competitiveness improves

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

A conservative economist suggests that Hungary’s improving competitiveness is the result of the government’s pro-growth policies. According to another leading analyst, Hungary is unlikely to catch up with EU average wages anytime soon. READ MORE

Government to revive old public administration terminology

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Two left-wing commentators disagree on whether the reintroduction of historical names for administrative regions of the country, as proposed by a Fidesz MP, are further proof of an authoritarian turn in Hungary. A pro-government columnist finds absurd the suggestion that the renaming process would take Hungary back to feudalism. READ MORE

EU criticized – from the Left

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

A left-wing commentator suspects that Hungary supports Bosnia-Herzegovina’s EU candidacy application in order to paralyse the EU and keep Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia out. READ MORE

EU to discuss new membership applications

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

A conservative analyst echoes Prime Minister Orbán’s view that the EU should offer candidate status not only to Ukraine, at its summit on 23-24 June, but to countries in the West Balkans as well. READ MORE

Hungary vetoes global corporate minimum tax

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

A conservative economist agrees with the government that the introduction of the global minimum tax would harm the economic interests of Hungary and Europe. His left-wing counterpart, on the other hand, thinks that tax hikes would benefit workers and would help the government balance the budget. READ MORE

Sanctions on Russia and Europe’s future

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the broader implications of EU sanctions on the future of Europe. READ MORE

Jobbik leader resigns

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
A pro-government and a centrist columnist comment on Péter Jakab’s announcement that he is stepping down as leader of Jobbik. They suggest that his major political mistake was to abandon the radical right-wing ideology of his party, and side with the Left.

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Rumours about EU plans to tax Russian oil

Friday, June 10th, 2022

Commenting on the alleged plan to impose a heavy European import duty on Russian oil, a conservative thinks that the EU would harm its own unity if it circumvents a member state’s right to veto collective decisions. READ MORE