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Luxembourg Foreign Minister would expel Hungary from the EU

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A left-wing daily and a conservative commentator both consider the termination of Hungary’s EU membership as proposed by Mr Asselborn as an exaggerated reaction to the bitter divergences which have emerged over the migration crisis. READ MORE

Hillary Clinton’s health problems

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Commenting on the sudden collapse of the democratic presidential nominee during Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary commemoration at Ground Zero, the leading left-wing daily complains that neither candidate is willing to release relevant data about themselves, while a radical conservative commentator suspects that the scene was the beginning of the end of Mrs Clinton’s presidential aspirations. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s speech at Kötcse on 9/11

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Commentators agree that our lives will never be the same as they were before 2001, but disagree on PM Orbán’s speech on the anniversary. READ MORE

US Ambassador to the UN criticizes Hungarian government

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

A pro-government columnist rejects the accusations of state-sponsored anti-Semitism suggested by Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the UN. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that by tolerating racist discourse, the government has endangered good relations with the US. 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

Merkel beaten by AfD in local election

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Leading dailies disagree on whether the rise of the anti-immigration AfD in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state election has proven Chancellor Merkel’s immigration policies wrong. READ MORE

MSZP’s fluid position on the quota referendum

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Commentators still find plenty of food for thought and irony in MSZP Chairman Gyula Molnár’s announcement that he is ready to support the government in rejecting compulsory quotas, while asking Socialist voters to boycott the referendum. READ MORE

Budaházy sentenced to 13 years

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Commentators ponder the severe sentences handed down to the defendants in the first political terror case in the history of Hungarian democracy.   READ MORE

Bayer’s Knights’ Cross still a cover story

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The leading left-wing daily devotes most of its front cover and page 3 to the case of the pugnacious pro-government columnist who received a high government award. The number of earlier recipients who have now returned their awards has now reached one hundred. A centrist author thinks Bayer’s apology has been unfairly ignored. READ MORE

PM Orbán announces new border fence

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The leading left-wing daily likens the Hungarian Prime Minister’s plan to erect a new fence on Hungary’s southern border, to the Israeli wall in the West Bank. Népszabadság wonders if Hungary would shoot at refugees if the new defence line does not stop them. READ MORE