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European Commission and refugee quotas

Friday, December 13th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the new European Commission will hardly be able to enforce mandatory refugee quotas, although its key members are in favour. Such a scheme, however, is unacceptable for several countries including Hungary, she remarks. READ MORE

‘Treason’ charge returned in kind

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The left-wing daily rejects accusations of high treason by pro-government outlets towards opposition politicians who complain about the government’s policies in the European Union. The author retorts that they themselves are the real traitors. READ MORE

Trócsányi’s nomination as EU Commissioner blocked again

Friday, October 4th, 2019

As the Hungarian government’s nominee for EU Commissioner is rejected again, pro-government commentators accuse the EU of punishing Hungary for its anti-migration policies. Liberal pundits, on the other hand, find the decision justified. READ MORE

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

Future Leyen-Commission described as ‘balanced’

Friday, September 13th, 2019

A left-wing analyst believes that the President-elect of the European Commission was trying to satisfy all sides in her distribution of the portfolios among the 27 future Commissioners. READ MORE

European Commission sues Hungary over Stop Soros legislation

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

As the European Commission takes Hungary to the EU court over a series of 2018 laws which targeted migrants and those who help them, a pro-government commentator accuses the EC of trying to force migration on the country. His left-wing counterpart thinks that Hungary is violating basic European norms. READ MORE

Conflicting views on von der Leyen

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A left-wing analyst thinks that the new President of the European Commission will be PM Orbán’s staunch opponent, while a pro-government commentator believes she should keep Hungary’s merits
in mind. READ MORE

EU Budgetary Control Committee visits Hungary

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Pundits from all across the political spectrum use the visit of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee to accuse the government and the opposition of corruption. READ MORE

EU accused of applying double standards in migration policy

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator attacks the EU for expressing willingness to financially support the closure of the Libyan border to stop the flow of refugees, while it has harshly criticized Hungary for erecting a fence. READ MORE

Brussels won’t pay for Hungary’s border fence

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Pundits across the political spectrum comment on PM Orbán’s request to the European Commission to reimburse half of the construction costs of the border fence – and the European Commission’s refusal to do so. READ MORE