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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

PM Orbán defends Russia ties at press conference with Putin

Friday, November 1st, 2019

In the wake of President Putin’s visit to Budapest, commentators express diametrically opposed views on the meaning of Hungary’s co-operation with Russia. READ MORE

Hungary urges dialogue with Turkey on Kurdistan

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

As Hungary temporarily vetoed  a declaration by EU foreign Ministers warning Turkey not to invade north-eastern Syria, a conservative analyst compares the Turkish invasion to what happened to Hungary in 1956.

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A left-wing take on Article 7 procedure against Hungary

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator predicts that the EU will not punish Hungary for the violation of basic democratic norms. He accuses the EU leadership of putting their political interests before the defence of core European values. READ MORE

EU partners brace themselves to punish Hungary

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

After a rule of law hearing about Hungary in Brussels on Monday, a pro-government commentator finds it strange that Hungary and other ‘new’ member states are criticised for alleged violations of democratic values. He claims that democratic decline is more prevalent in the West than in the East of the continent. READ MORE