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PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnádfürdő

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Commentators find PM Orbán’s speech focusing on illegal migration at Fidesz’s annual summer university more moderate and cautious than his addresses in previous years. READ MORE

Hungarian Guard founder suspected of trafficking illegal migrants

Monday, July 27th, 2015

As a former far-right leader is suspected of trafficking illegal migrants, the leading left-wing daily accuses the Right of fomenting xenophobia. A conservative columnist on the other hand thinks that Jobbik may have benefitted financially from illegal migration. READ MORE

Base interest rate cut to historic low

Friday, July 24th, 2015

As the National Bank concludes its easing cycle by cutting the base interest rate to 1.35 per cent, a conservative columnist contends that the MNB has helped economic growth significantly, and, despite leftist fears, the Forint has not been weakened by the rapid sequence of rate cuts.

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Conflicting conservative views on migration

Monday, July 20th, 2015

A commentator in the main pro-government newspaper says Hungary must slow down the current wave of migration and screen the migrants, while a Catholic economist thinks that humaneness and empathy are more important than anything else. READ MORE

Greece and migration – a dual crisis

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

An international affairs analyst suggests that a joint European immigration strategy is  long overdue, but doubts if the EU can realistically be expected to produce one. It is understandable, she believes, that until that day member states including Hungary will act on their own. READ MORE

European “tolerance towards intolerance” criticised

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

A pro-government author accuses the leaders of the continent of showing almost limitless tolerance towards illegal migrants and thus opening the gates of Europe to ‘Muslim conquest’. READ MORE

The pro-government take on Greece

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

A right-wing commentator compares the mood of the Greek public to the way Hungarians felt after 1995, in the aftermath of a stiff austerity package introduced by Lajos Bokros, then Socialist Finance Minister and now Conservative member of the European Parliament. READ MORE

Hungary misrepresented abroad?

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

A pro-government commentator complains that the western press relays a false picture of what is happening in Hungary and castigates efforts by the Hungarian government to protect itself – and Europe – from the current wave of mass migration. READ MORE

Government calls for European solidarity on migration

Friday, June 26th, 2015

With the Hungarian government embroiled in an international controversy over migration, commentators both on Left and Right point to the lack of a common and fair EU policy. READ MORE

Border fence to stop illegal migrants

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Népszava agrees with left-wing politicians who accuse the government of building a new Iron Curtain, by planning to build a fence along the border with Serbia to prevent migrants from crossing into Hungary. Napi Gazdaság argues that Europe must fortify its outer borders if it does not want to be overwhelmed. READ MORE