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Rival views on the EU

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposing takes on the performance of the EU during the coronavirus epidemic. READ MORE

Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic

Monday, March 30th, 2020

As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

EU plans to make future payments conditional on rule of law compliance

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A left-wing author doubts that the opposition can reasonably expect the European Union to force the Hungarian government to change course. READ MORE

UK leaves EU

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

A commentator in the leading pro-government daily admires the UK for leaving the EU and restoring its national sovereignty. READ MORE

George Soros is still a trump card in politics

Friday, December 27th, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to woo anti-Semitic voters with its anti-Soros campaign. A pro-government pundit dismisses the accusation as absurd. READ MORE

Environmentalism as a tool of political mobilization 

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder whether and if so how green ideas are redrawing the political landscape. READ MORE

EU agrees on 2050 carbon neutral aim

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

A pro-government columnist thinks that Central Europe and Hungary may get less EU funding as a result of the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality agreement. A liberal commentator is less pessimistic. READ MORE

EU Foreign Ministers approve new Commission

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets the approval of Ursula von der Leyden’s new Commission by the Foreign Ministers as ‘a huge blow for pro-migration groups’. READ MORE

Hungary vetoes EU condemnation of US policy on Israel

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

A neoconservative pundit welcomes Hungary’s preliminary veto of an EU declaration condemning a recent statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which recognised the Jewish settlements in the West Bank as legal. READ MORE

Hungarian nominee for EU commissioner passes EP test

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

A left-wing commentator notes with resignation that PM Orbán has had his way, as his compromise candidate for EU Enlargement Commissioner was found fit for the job by the competent (Foreign Affairs) committee of the European Parliament. READ MORE