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Vienna shooting in the spotlight

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Left-wing commentators warn against racism in the wake of the Islamist terror attack in neighbouring Austria, while a conservative analyst suggests that jihadists are targeting countries that have taken measures against illegal immigration. READ MORE

First reactions to the Vienna shooting

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Two conservative commentators express their outrage at the deadly terrorist shootings in Vienna on Monday night and lay the blame on those who have allowed an uncontrolled influx of Muslim refugees over the past five years. READ MORE

Sebastian Kurz in search of coalition partners

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

A left-wing columnist hopes that the Austrian People’s Party will form a government with the Greens rather than the anti-immigrant FPÖ. A conservative commentator wishes just the opposite. Another pro-government analyst finds it undemocratic that voters have no leverage over coalition arrangements. READ MORE

FPÖ leader Strache resigns over video scandal

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

A liberal expert asks whether the forces who trapped Austria’s far right leader are also out to destroy his allies throughout Europe. A pro-government analyst believes they wanted to weaken the anti-immigrant forces before Sunday’s European parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Soros meets Chancellor Kurz in Vienna

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

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. READ MORE

Calls for EU-Russia rapprochement

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Pro-government analysts, commenting on President Putin’s visit to Germany and Austria, call on the EU and European governments to cooperate with Russia rather than following US interests in isolating her. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Lázár’s Vienna video

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A liberal commentator suspects that Mr Lázár wants to divert attention from corruption through anti-immigrant fear-mongering. A pro-government blog accuses the liberal media of falsifying facts in order to help the opposition parties in the campaign. READ MORE

Minister Lázár says migrants make Vienna suburb dirty, poor and unsafe

Friday, March 9th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with János Lázár that life in Vienna is changing under the impact of Muslim immigration. A left-wing commentator finds Mr Lázár’s suggestions cynical and ridiculous. READ MORE

Chancellor Kurz – an ally of Hungary?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

As the new right-wing coalition takes office in Austria, Hungarian commentators try to gauge the depth of the political change next door. READ MORE

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