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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

Diametrically opposed interpretations of Fidesz’ EPP suspension

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

A liberal gonzo journalist thinks that Fidesz was humiliated by the EPP. A pro-government pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz lost the dispute with the EPP absurd. READ MORE

Fidesz’ EPP membership suspended

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The leading pro-government daily as well as a left-wing pundit read the suspension of Fidesz membership in the EPP as a pragmatic deal that benefits both Fidesz and the EPP. READ MORE

Weeklies on March 15 and Fidesz’s place in Europe

Monday, March 18th, 2019

The nationwide weeklies were on the stands well before the Prime Ministers of Poland and Hungary addressed a crowd in Budapest on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution, but they analysed the importance of the event beforehand and also dwelled on its international implications. READ MORE

Weber seen as conciliatory towards Fidesz

Friday, March 15th, 2019

While on his return from Budapest to Germany, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said Viktor Orbán should swiftly meet his conditions if he doesn’t want his Fidesz party to be expelled from the European People’s Party, Hungarian commentators agree that he is working on a smooth settlement of the dispute. READ MORE

Weber and Orbán thought to have saved Fidesz’s EPP membership

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Although after three hours of talks with PM Victor Orbán in Budapest, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said they could not agree on all issues, a liberal reporter believes,  that he offered a face-saving solution to the last contentious issue. READ MORE

Orbán and Weber to meet in Budapest

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

As EPP top candidate Manfred Weber is expected to meet PM Orbán in Budapest in the coming days, before the European People’s Party summit next week to discuss a motion to expel Fidesz, commentators assess the role of the Hungarian opposition in shaping the attitude of EPP decision-makers. READ MORE

PM Orbán would prefer to stay in the EPP

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

A conservative pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz should quit the EPP irresponsible. A left-wing columnist lambasts the EPP leadership for tolerating what he calls the antidemocratic politics of Fidesz for too long. READ MORE

Leading pro-government daily calls on Fidesz to quit EPP

Friday, March 8th, 2019

The leading pro-government daily urges Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, and lead the coalition of anti-immigrant right-wing parties. READ MORE