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Weeklies on FIDESZ congress

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A conservative commentator defends the governing party’s Christian character against left-wing critics, while another appreciates the personal qualities of Viktor Orbán, the re-elected party leader. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, calls Fidesz a party of thieves and dunces. READ MORE

PM Orbán re-elected vice-president of the Christian Democratic International

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

A pro-government columnist describes it as highly symbolic that all three vice presidents of the Christian Democratic International are central European leaders, namely prime ministers Viktor Orbán of Hungary, Janez Janša of Slovenia and Andrej Plenković of Croatia. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Fidesz outside the EPP

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

A conservative commentator says Fidesz left the EPP because it abandoned Christian values. The leading left-wing weekly contends that Fidesz MEPs will lose their influence in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Conflicting views on PM Orbán’s essay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

A left-wing commentator interprets the Prime Minister’s article as a challenge to the values of parliamentary democracy, while a pro-government pundit welcomes it as a call to rescue Christian Democracy. READ MORE