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Diametrically opposed interpretations of Fidesz’ EPP suspension


A liberal gonzo journalist thinks that Fidesz was humiliated by the EPP. A pro-government pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz lost the dispute with the EPP absurd.

Weber and Orbán thought to have saved Fidesz’s EPP membership


Although after three hours of talks with PM Victor Orbán in Budapest, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said they could not agree on all issues, a liberal reporter believes,  that he offered a face-saving solution to the last contentious issue.

EPP to debate expulsion of Fidesz 


Commentators from right across the political spectrum wonder whether the European People’s Party will finally expel Fidesz. Most deem it a very unlikely possibility.

Soros meets Chancellor Kurz in Vienna


Pro-government authors find it strange for Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to personally meet Hungarian-American financier George Soros and talk to him about Europe’s future, over and above the gradual transfer of most of the courses of Central European University from Budapest to Vienna.

New and old arguments about the Central European University


A pro-government commentator accuses the CEU of not meeting the Hungarian regulations that would allow it to issue US accredited degrees in Budapest. Left-wing and liberal columnists, on the other hand, think that the government is persecuting the university founded by George Soros for political reasons.

Further comments on the departure of the Central European University


Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on that matter, while pro-government outlets ridicule the protests over the planned transfer of most CEU courses to Vienna.

Dispute over US Ambassador’s comments


A Hungarian-American liberal commentator lambasts the new US Ambassador to Budapest for ignoring what he sees as the decline of democratic norms in Hungary. His pro-government counterpart welcomes Mr Cornstein’s words.

Dispute over gender studies


As the government proposes to cancel the accreditation of gender studies university degree programs, left-wing and liberal pundits accuse it of ideologically driven interference in higher education. Conservative commentators are divided on the proposed ban.

The anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Hungary


A legal expert who took part in the negotiations on the withdrawal of Soviet armed forces from Hungary recounts hitherto unknown details of the talks and complains that the general public is unaware of the importance of the date when Hungary regained her independence.

Parliament to pass ’Stop Soros’ law


A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ‘hate-mongering’ with its attack on Soros-funded NGOs and CEU. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, defends the planned legislation claiming that it is intended to increase transparency.