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PM Orbán (with three other leaders) fails to applaud Zelensky

Saturday, February 11th, 2023

A liberal website interprets the scene at the European Council meeting in Brussels as a clear expression of the PM’s refusal to side with Ukraine, while pro-government commentators argue that he was not the only one not to applaud the Ukrainian President. READ MORE

Tug-of-war over EU funding

Monday, December 12th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the Hungarian government of trying to unlock EU funding by threatening to veto key EU decisions. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, accuses the EU of blackmailing Hungary. READ MORE

EU agrees on 2050 carbon neutral aim

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

A pro-government columnist thinks that Central Europe and Hungary may get less EU funding as a result of the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality agreement. A liberal commentator is less pessimistic. READ MORE

Hungary’s migrant policy criticised by Amnesty International

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

A conservative constitutional lawyer dismisses the accusation that Hungary is violating its international obligations. On the contrary, Hungary is among the few states that still respects the Schengen treaty and acts accordingly, he claims. READ MORE

Hungary receives special status in EU migrant quota system

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

The EU summit shifted from mandatory to voluntary migrant quotas, and granted Hungary special treatment. Commentators disagree on whether or not the Prime Minister managed to convince the European Union of Hungary’s migration needs. READ MORE