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Lázár’s words fuel Huxit debate

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Commenting on ambiguous statements by top government officials following the Brexit referendum, left-liberal commentators wonder if Viktor Orbán’s government wants Hungary to leave the European Union. Magyar Nemzet suggests that such declarations were only meant to promote a high turnout at the quota-referendum, due to be held in the autumn.

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Anti-elitist revolution envisioned after Brexit vote

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Encouraged by the result of the referendum in the UK, one right-wing pundit writes about an ‘elite-hating’ revolution, while another argues that liberal democracies are under the thumb of aristocracies. READ MORE

Brexit: what comes next?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Commentators across the political spectrum assess the implications of Brexit for the EU, and try to guess what it all means for Hungary. READ MORE

Brexit: the first reactions

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

As British voters decide that the UK should leave the EU, a moderate pundit wonders if the crisis of the UK and EU can be overcome at all. A conservative philosopher thinks that the EU needs to become more accommodating to the nation state.  READ MORE

What comes after the UK EU-referendum?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A left-wing economist expects total uncertainty in the event that UK voters decide to leave the EU. Another left-wing analyst thinks that the victory of ‘remain’ would be not prove any less challenging for the unity of the EU. READ MORE

Conservative pundits against Brexit

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The leading pro-government daily and a conservative philosopher suggest that moderate right-wing parties have a vested interest in keeping the UK within the EU. READ MORE

PM Orbán to British voters: do not leave

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

As PM Orbán publishes an ad in the Daily Mail arguing against the Brexit option, the leading left-wing daily accuses the government of cynicism. A government politician, on the other hand, believes that despite the disputes with Brussels, the Hungarian government never became anti-EU. READ MORE

Migrant quota referendum likened to Brexit vote

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

A leading pro-government pundit describes the referenda to be held in the United Kingdom and in Hungary later this year as parallel challenges to the European élites, in that both aim at bolstering national sovereignty. READ MORE