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Government suspends administrative court reform

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it is cancelling the introduction of a new level of administrative courts, two liberal pundits speculate that after the European Parliamentary Election, Fidesz is trying to strike a conciliatory note with the European People’s Party. READ MORE

The prospects of Fidesz in EU politics

Friday, May 31st, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist wonder how much influence the 13-strong Fidesz group will have in the European Parliament, whether it remains in the EPP or joins another political family. READ MORE

European political landscape after the EP election

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

A pro-government analyst predicts that new rifts will emerge in the EU after centrist mainstream parties lost ground at the European Parliamentary elections. A left-wing commentator hopes that centrist conservatives, socialists and liberals will create a strong core that keeps nationalists parties at bay. READ MORE

First reactions to EP election results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Columnists all across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European Parliamentary election on Hungarian and European Union politics. 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

Fidesz luminaries allegedly concerned over rift with the EPP

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

A liberal news reporter quotes unnamed sources as saying that several leading Fidesz politicians are alarmed by the sight of their party drifting away from the European People’s Party.  READ MORE

EPP leaders expect Fidesz to quit

Friday, May 10th, 2019

As leading Christian Democrats all but take Fidesz’s departure from the European People’s Party for granted, a left-wing analyst wonders if distancing himself from his old allies will prove profitable for PM Orbán. READ MORE

Salvini and Strache in Budapest

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In their remarks on visits by two right-wing leaders, commentators discuss whether Hungary is marginalising itself from the mainstream or  is working on the renewal of Christian Democracy. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens Fidesz EP campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Pro-government columnists agree with Viktor Orbán that the European Parliamentary election will decide whether or not ‘Europe will remain Christian’, and whether nation states can preserve their sovereignty. A left-wing commentator calls for more integration so that the EU can compete with the US and China. READ MORE

Manfred Weber repudiates Fidesz

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

A pro-government columnist again calls on Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, after Manfred Weber disavowed Hungary’s governing party. READ MORE