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A left-wing take on Article 7 procedure against Hungary

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator predicts that the EU will not punish Hungary for the violation of basic democratic norms. He accuses the EU leadership of putting their political interests before the defence of core European values. READ MORE

EU partners brace themselves to punish Hungary

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

After a rule of law hearing about Hungary in Brussels on Monday, a pro-government commentator finds it strange that Hungary and other ‘new’ member states are criticised for alleged violations of democratic values. He claims that democratic decline is more prevalent in the West than in the East of the continent. READ MORE

Veteran Hungarian-Austrian journalist excoriates PM Orbán

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Paul Lendvai acknowledges the Prime Minister’s political talent but condemns his policies and accuses him of immorality and cynicism. READ MORE

Ruminations on climate change

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

An alt-left pundit fears that global warming may lead to dictatorial power. A pro-government commentator is thankful that climate change affects Hungary less than other parts of the world. READ MORE

CEU’s last graduation ceremony in Budapest

Monday, July 1st, 2019

As the Central European University bids farewell to Hungary, right-wing commentators liken ideas expressed by CEU representatives  to colonialist and even Nazi and Communist thinking. They consider CEU’s departure as ‘good riddance’. A Marxist philosopher charges the government with the imposition of ideological absolutism. READ MORE

Left-wing opposition protests against government

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing parties that supported the recent resolution of the European Parliament to punish Hungary, of treason. An alt-left blogger thinks that the Left’s call for demonstrations is futile and even counterproductive. READ MORE

European Parliament vote still dominates news

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

A pro-government economist describes the European Parliament vote against Hungary as an attack by global liberal elites on Hungary and national sovereignty. A left-wing commentator believes that the EU wants to defend Hungarian national interests and democracy from the attack they are under from the government. READ MORE

Dispute over US Ambassador’s comments

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

A Hungarian-American liberal commentator lambasts the new US Ambassador to Budapest for ignoring what he sees as the decline of democratic norms in Hungary. His pro-government counterpart welcomes Mr Cornstein’s words. READ MORE

Sargentini report to be tabled at EP

Friday, September 7th, 2018

As the European Parliament prepares for the debate on the rule of law in Hungary and the possible activation of Article 7 to suspend Hungary’s voting rights, pro-government columnists accuse the author of the report Judith Sargentini of serving the interests of George Soros. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that pro-government pundits act as propagandists for the government. READ MORE

A left-wing take on EU sanctions procedure against Hungary

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A left-wing columnist interprets the prospect of an EU procedure against Hungary on account of ‘a clear risk of a serious breach of EU values’ as a shame for the country, and proof that the Hungarian government does not follow the rule of law. READ MORE