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Fidesz quits EPP group

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Pro-government columnists in unison welcome the Fidesz decision to quit the EPP Parliamentary group. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, predict that Fidesz will lose much of its influence in the EU. READ MORE

PM Orbán warns Fidesz may quit EPP group

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Commentators express diametrically opposing views about the prospect of Fidesz leaving the People’s Party group within the European Parliament. READ MORE

PM Orbán protests against international criticism

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

As the Prime Minister sends a letter of protest to 53 European People’s Party (EPP) leaders rejecting what he sees as baseless attacks on his government, while a conservative analyst welcomes government efforts to openly confront international critics. READ MORE

Calls for another EU infringement procedure against Hungary

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

A pro-government commentator scorns Hungary’s critics in the European Parliament, who are proposing yet another EU infringement procedure in response to Hungary’s coronavirus emergency act. Two liberal columnists suspect meanwhile that the government risks political and economic ostracization. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s memorandum to the EPP

Friday, February 21st, 2020

A pro-government columnist welcomes Prime Minister Orbán’s call on the European People’s Party to return to its Christian conservative roots. A left-wing analyst thinks that PM Orbán is testing the EPP and using the opportunity to prove that he has become an important player on the European political field. READ MORE

EPP prolongs the suspension of Fidesz

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

A pro-government columnist interprets the EPP decision to continue the suspension of Fidesz as a sign of its ideological uncertainty and weakness. READ MORE

EPP to prolong Fidesz’s limbo status

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

A right-wing analyst thinks that unless the European People’s Party ‘finds its way back to its conservative Christian roots’, Fidesz will have to quit. READ MORE

Fidesz urged to quit EPP

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A conservative pundit believes that the European People’s Party has turned to the left, and calls on the governing party to quit the EPP and found a new political group in the European Parliament. READ MORE

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