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Immigration emergency to be extended

Friday, September 6th, 2019

A left-wing columnist finds it unnecessary to prolong the state of emergency introduced during the 2015 migration crisis. Commenting on the indictment of a suspected ISIS terrorist arrested in Hungary, a pro-government pundit thinks that Europe is still threatened by terrorists who came in 2015 with the big migrant wave. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel meets PM Orbán

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A pro-government commentator takes Chancellor Merkel’s ‘placatory tone’ as an indication of Hungary’s increasing political weight and economic success. A left-wing pundit accuses Chancellor Merkel of compromising on core values in order to preserve economic ties between Hungary and Germany. READ MORE

Dispute over EU border control plans

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Commenting on the plans to strengthen Frontex, a pro-government columnist agrees with the government’s position that EU member states should keep their sovereignty over border and immigration control. A conservative critic of the government believes that stronger EU border control is not intended to weaken sovereignty. READ MORE

Kötcse 2017

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

As Prime Minister Orbán outlines his strategy for next year’s parliamentary elections, commentators are divided on the gist of his annual address to pro-Fidesz intellectuals along political lines. READ MORE