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Weeklies on 20 years in the EU and the run-up to the EU elections

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Left-liberal authors disapprove of the government’s confrontational attitude towards the European Union, while their pro-government colleagues hope that the June elections will produce a new political order in Brussels. READ MORE

A semi-official assessment of Hungary’s 20 years in the EU

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

A leading government official urges serious changes in the European Union to make the community successful again. READ MORE

Government opposes EU migration pact

Friday, April 12th, 2024

The pro-government nationwide daily claims that illegal immigration should be stopped instead of being regulated and, thus,  ‘normalised.’ READ MORE

EU Summit on help to Ukraine

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

As the leaders of EU member countries struggled in Brussels to agree on the kind of help to offer Ukraine, the pro-government print daily dismisses all mainstream approaches to the problem as mistaken. READ MORE

First reactions to the EU deal over aid to Ukraine

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

A left-wing commentator writes that PM Orbán gave in to pressure by agreeing to the Ukrainian aid package, while a pro-government observer calls the result a sensible compromise. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s feud with the EU seen as successful

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

A liberal radio commentator thinks that dangerous as clashing with the European mainstream might seem, it may be politically profitable for Mr Orbán. READ MORE

EU pressure mounting on Hungary

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

A pro-government commentator rejects as ‘worse than a mafia hit’ the alleged plans to punish Hungary if it doesn’t agree to commit to a 50 billion Euro aid package to Ukraine for the forthcoming four years. READ MORE

EU bureaucrats accused of blackmail

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Although the existence of a purported plan to ruin Hungary financially has been denied by senior EU officials, a pro-government columnist condemns the leak as an intentional move to blackmail Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s spats with its allies

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Commentators agree that hindering first Finland’s then Sweden’s accession to NATO, as well as being sanctioned by the European Union and openly criticised by the US administration, have put Hungary in a unique position within the Western alliance, although they offer conflicting explanations. READ MORE

Navracsics on Ukraine and the EU elections

Thursday, December 28th, 2023

Hungary’s chief EU negotiator who spent four years in Brussels as a member of the European Commission does not expect sharp changes from next year’s European parliamentary Elections. READ MORE