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Austria to erect a border fence

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Commentators on both Left and Right ridicule the Austrian government’s communication stunt:  how to call the proposed fence on the Austrian-Slovenian border a non-fence.  READ MORE

Left-wing takes on Vienna municipal elections

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

In a comment on Sunday’s Vienna municipal elections, a left-wing columnist finds it reassuring that the far-right FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) could not capitalize on anti-immigrant rhetoric as much as many feared. READ MORE

New laws to curb immigration

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pundits across the political spectrum wonder how the migrant situation will develop as the flow of migrants shows no signs of abating. READ MORE

Thousands of undocumented migrants leave Hungary

Monday, September 7th, 2015

An agreement with Germany and Austria has allowed Hungary to transfer asylum seekers to the Austrian border. Weeklies and dailies ponder the implications of the crisis and the prospect of its resolution. READ MORE

Migration getting out of control

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Pundits across the political spectrum fear that migration will cause an ever bigger problem in Europe in the absence of a common EU migration framework. The lack of a joint EU solution may also endanger free movement in the EU. READ MORE

Migrants found dead in a lorry

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Népszabadság urges more inclusive attitudes towards migration in order to avoid tragedies caused by ruthless human traffickers. READ MORE

Was ORF’s video report on Hungary biased?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

A right-of-centre blogger argues that the one hour report broadcast on Austrian Public Television ORF2 in late September was clearly biased, and wonders why the Hungarian political élite did not protest. READ MORE