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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

Elizabeth II obituary

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily depicts the passing of Elizabeth II as the end of an era marked by great personalities and high culture. 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

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

A conservative commentator contends that it is wrong to depict the debate over the future of the EU as one between anti-nationalist integrationists and EU-sceptics. Portraying the dispute in such terms risks depending polarization, he argues. READ MORE

Jobbik proposes referendum to keep Hungary in the EU

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

While most parties reject the idea of a referendum on Hungary’s EU membership, a left-wing commentator deems it useful. READ MORE

Controversy over PM Orbán’s Băile Tușnad address

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his endeavour to preserve Hungary as a distinct nation among others, while a left-wing pundit describes Mr Orbán’s speech as inconsistent. READ MORE

Allegations that the EU will propose gas rationing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

A pro-government commentator is outraged by suggestions that the European Commission may propose  centrally rationing gas consumption. A liberal analyst takes it for granted that the Hungarian government will try to veto any such attempt. READ MORE

Arguments against sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Two moderate analysts think that the EU needs to reconsider its insistence on anti-Russian sanctions – otherwise Europeans may revolt due to high energy prices. READ MORE

Washington to end tax treaty with Hungary

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

As the US announces the termination of double tax treaty with Hungary, the leading pro-government daily agrees with the government that it is crucial for Hungary to keep corporate taxes low. READ MORE