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Repercussions of the Italian election

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

A pro-government columnist hopes that the new Italian government will prove a strong ally for Hungary in its battles with Brussels. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, suspects that Giorgia Meloni will try to cooperate with the EU in order to secure EU funding without which Italy could go bust. READ MORE

Weeklies on the future of EU funds to Hungary

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The five opposition-leaning weeklies doubt whether the European Commission can achieve full transparency in public procurements in Hungary, while pro-government commentators dismiss as unjust the whole procedure of making the transfer of EU funds conditional on rule of law compliance. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the future of EU funds

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

A column in the left-wing nationwide daily agrees with pro-government commentators on the probability that frozen EU funds will be unblocked by the end of the year. READ MORE

Government confident it can unblock EU funding

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

A pro-government commentator reads the latest announcement by the European Commission to mean that Hungary will get all the EU funding it is entitled to until 2028. READ MORE

EP brands Hungary as ‘not a full democracy’

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Liberal commentators remark that the resolution passed by the European Parliament doesn’t necessarily mean that European funds are out of reach for Hungary. READ MORE

Government announces new anti-corruption body

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

A conservative commentator critical of the government thinks it unlikely that the government’s newly announced anti-corruption authority will be either independent or make the spending of EU funds any more transparent. READ MORE

Government makes 4 concessions to Brussels

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

The leading liberal website thinks the government was compelled to retreat from its defiant posture as the National Bank could not halt the slide of the national currency. READ MORE

Conservative advice to government on its EU discourse

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

A conservative columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will revise its communication within the EU, strike a more conciliatory tone, and be ‘properly cynical’ in order to secure EU funding. READ MORE

EP demands rule of law action against Hungary

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the European Commission’s reluctance to withhold funds from the Hungarian government despite the demands of the European Parliament will have huge repercussions on the future of the EU. READ MORE

European Parliament portrayed as an ideological playground

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the European Parliament focuses too much on ideological issues including gender politics, rather than engaging with what both see as more important problems. READ MORE