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EU seen as a hybrid system

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

An EU expert thinks that calls for a federal Europe on the one hand, and for a return to national sovereignty on the other, both threaten the delicate institutional balance of the European Union. READ MORE

Competing visions of colonisation

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

A left-wing columnist fears that Chinese and Russian investment will weaken Hungary’s economic and cultural sovereignty. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, sees EU federalization as the gravest threat to Hungary’s independence and freedom. READ MORE

Concerns about potential EU sanctions before elections in Hungary

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

With almost one third of the population vaccinated against Covid-19, a pro-government commentator believes the government could feel optimistic about next year’s elections, were it not for a threat from within the European Commission to cut back funds earmarked for Hungary. READ MORE

European Parliament threatens to sue Commission

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Last week, the European Parliament voted to sue the European Commission if it fails to apply the rule of law conditionality against Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Vaccination card criticised

Friday, March 26th, 2021

An analyst believes that the card issued to citizens who have been vaccinated is not sufficiently professional either in protecting personal data or in providing information on the carrier’s immunity to Covid-19. READ MORE

Foreign Minister slams EU sanctions against China

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

A left-liberal columnist accuses the government of subservience to China, while a pro-government columnist finds a liberal MEP more sensitive towards the rights of Uighurs than those of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Huxit is not an option, pro-govt analyst says

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes Brexit makes sense, but Hungary cannot afford to follow suite. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland challenge EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, March 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist finds Hungary’s legal challenge to EU rule of law conditionality rules controversial. A pro-government pundit thinks that the EU should focus on vaccine distribution rather than trying to punish Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

V4 at 30

Friday, February 19th, 2021

As the Visegrád Group celebrates the anniversary of its establishment in 1991, a pro-government commentator contends that the importance of the V4 alliance has been boosted by the EU’s failures to resolve emergencies.

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