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EU to suspend Erasmus programmes for Hungarian foundation-run universities

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

A pro-government columnist suspects political reasons behind the move by the European Commission, while a left-wing commentator accuses the government of being responsible for closing Europe’s doors to thousands of Hungarian students. READ MORE

Energy crisis is not over

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

A conservative and a liberal columnist fear that Europe and Hungary will face an even bigger energy crisis this year than last. READ MORE

Dispute over EP corruption rolls on

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Commentators from Right and Left ponder the broader repercussions of the European Parliament corruption scandal. READ MORE

Echoes of the EP corruption scandal

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

The main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to the case of the left-wing MEPs accused of having taken bribes from a Middle East country (apparently Qatar). READ MORE

Tug-of-war over EU funding

Monday, December 12th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the Hungarian government of trying to unlock EU funding by threatening to veto key EU decisions. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, accuses the EU of blackmailing Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s EU funding prospects

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder if and when Hungary will get access to suspended EU funding. READ MORE

EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

Hungary blocks €18 billion EU loan to Ukraine

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

A pro-government columnist explains that Hungary is ready to help Ukraine bilaterally, but opposes the idea of the European Union taking up a collective loan to help Ukraine. READ MORE

EU accused of double standards

Monday, November 14th, 2022

A pro-government commentator accuses the EU of using double standards – and singling out Hungary for defending its national interest and opposing sanctions on Russia. READ MORE

EU considers ninth sanctions package against Russia

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

A pro-government columnist is outraged by reports that new EU sanctions would ban the import of Russian nuclear fuel. READ MORE