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Fidesz in search of a new right-wing bloc in Europe

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Last week, the weeklies went to print one or two days before Fidesz announced its final departure from the European People’s Party. Now they offer their analyses. READ MORE

EPP punishes Tamás Deutsch

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Commentators come forward with diametrically opposing evaluations of the decision by European People’s Party MEPs to punish the head of the 13-strong Fidesz delegation in the European Parliament. READ MORE

EP deputy speaker demands rule of law sanctions

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament calls for EU rules to be changed to punish the governments of Hungary and Poland for rule of law infringements. A pro-government columnist accuses her of hypocrisy. READ MORE

Left-liberal thoughts on possible opposition strategies

Monday, August 17th, 2020

As the final editions of all the weeklies went to print before the agreement on Friday by opposition party leaders to stand behind a single candidate in all constituencies at the next general election in 2022, they carry commentaries on the opposition’s options in general terms only. READ MORE

Trócsányi’s nomination as EU Commissioner blocked

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Pro-government outlets are outraged by the decision of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament to reject Mr Trócsányi’s candidacy. A left-liberal columnist dismisses the PM’s explanation of what happened. READ MORE

A liberal critique of left-wing MEPs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A veteran liberal commentator strongly disagrees with opposition MEPs who voted against Fidesz candidates for various posts within the European Parliament. READ MORE

Weeklies on EP elections

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Two weeks before the elections for the European Parliament, weeklies assess the possible outcomes and ponder whether Fidesz will remain a member of the European People’s Party or choose a more radical right-wing group after the election. READ MORE

A strange campaign-start

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

As parties begin campaigning for their candidates for seats in the European Parliament, left-wing commentators accuse all sides of failing to address genuine issues. READ MORE

Hungary indicted in the Sargentini report

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

A pro-government columnist dismisses a report by Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, which accuses Hungary of jeopardising European values, as biased and motivated by hostility to the Hungarian government view on migration. READ MORE