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Weeklies on conflicts with the EU

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

EU starts legal action against Hungary (and Poland)

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Reacting to the infringement procedure launched by the European Commission over LGBTQ issues, a pro-government historian thinks this controversy resembles the clash over asylum-seekers in the late 2010s. A left-wing commentator, by contrast, sees a clear political motive behind the ‘child protection law’ identified as homophobic by the European Commission. READ MORE

EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education

Friday, July 16th, 2021

As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

Hungary takes over Visegrad-4 presidency

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator sees Prime Minister Orbán’s vision of a strong and influential V4 as pie in the sky. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, is convinced that the V4 will lead the EU’s rejuvenation. READ MORE

European Parliament portrayed as an ideological playground

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the European Parliament focuses too much on ideological issues including gender politics, rather than engaging with what both see as more important problems. READ MORE

Weeklies on new divergences between The EU and Hungary

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Opposition-leaning weeklies ponder whether the row between most European governments and Hungary’s leaders over sexual education might ultimately lead to Hungary leaving the European Union, while pro-government outlets praise the Hungarian government for defending traditional values.

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Divided views on the frontal collision between EU leaders and the Hungarian government

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

A left-liberal foreign policy expert lambasts the new ‘law on paedophilia’ as a cheap propaganda manoeuvre that will cost Hungary dear in its relations with international partners. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, protests against the EU drive to impose ‘LGBTQ ideology’ on member states. READ MORE

PM Orbán calls Hungary Europe’s ‘last freedom fighter’

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

A pro-government commentator welcomes PM Orbán’s criticism of the ‘Sovietization’ of Europe. A liberal pundit likens the Prime Minister to the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and Adolf Hitler. READ MORE

Germany calls for the veto of EU member states in foreign affairs to be abolished

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

A pro-government author criticises German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who has called for EU member states to lose their veto rights on international issues while agreeing with Prime Minister Orbán who staunchly opposes the proposal. READ MORE

A conservative vision of the EU

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

As the Conference on the Future of Europe kicks off, a pro-government columnist calls on the EU leadership to respect subsidiarity as a European value. READ MORE