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The government hopes to reverse the ’Erasmus decision’

Friday, January 13th, 2023

While Cabinet Minister Tibor Navracsics asks the European Commission what Hungary should do to reopen the Erasmus programme to its foundation-run universities, pro-government commentators find the approach of the EC politically motivated. READ MORE

Weeklies on the EU payments deal

Monday, December 19th, 2022

A pro-government commentator hopes that by next spring EU decision-makers will convince themselves that Hungary has fulfilled the rule of law conditions set by the European Commission. Opposition-leaning columnists, on the other hand, welcome the decision to keep Hungary under close watch. READ MORE

Hungary strikes a deal with the EU

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

In their first reactions, news outlets offer opposing evaluations of the deal reached on Monday, whereby the EU will lower the level of a proposed funding freeze in exchange for Budapest lifting its veto on two items. READ MORE

Tug-of-war over EU funding

Monday, December 12th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the Hungarian government of trying to unlock EU funding by threatening to veto key EU decisions. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, accuses the EU of blackmailing Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on withheld EU funds

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Four opposition weeklies find the government guilty of running the risk that at least some of the EU transfers destined for Hungary will be lost. A pro-government pundit attributes the suspension of payments by the European Union to the political arrogance of its leaders. READ MORE

European Commission approves Hungary’s recovery plan but withholds cash

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

A left-wing commentator says the government has made Hungary the shame of Europe, and that is why it still cannot access EU funds. A pro-government columnist believes that eventually, the country will not lose the suspended payments. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s EU funding prospects

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder if and when Hungary will get access to suspended EU funding. READ MORE

Uncertainty over EU funding

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of jeopardizing Hungary’s access to EU funds. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, contends that the opposition wants to harm the country by trying to convince the EU to withhold Hungary’s EU money. READ MORE

EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

Leftist takes on EU funding talks ’on the home stretch’

Monday, November 14th, 2022

A left-wing columnist and a liberal weekly doubt if the government really wants to meet the requirements set for the release of suspended EU transfers. READ MORE