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Weeklies on the future of EU funds to Hungary

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The five opposition-leaning weeklies doubt whether the European Commission can achieve full transparency in public procurements in Hungary, while pro-government commentators dismiss as unjust the whole procedure of making the transfer of EU funds conditional on rule of law compliance. READ MORE

Government confident it can unblock EU funding

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

A pro-government commentator reads the latest announcement by the European Commission to mean that Hungary will get all the EU funding it is entitled to until 2028. READ MORE

Allegations that the EU will propose gas rationing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

A pro-government commentator is outraged by suggestions that the European Commission may propose  centrally rationing gas consumption. A liberal analyst takes it for granted that the Hungarian government will try to veto any such attempt. READ MORE

V4 summit in Budapest

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Prime Minister Orbán calls on the European Union to drop infringement procedures against Hungary and Poland, and help them protect Europe from illegal immigration. READ MORE

EP demands rule of law action against Hungary

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the European Commission’s reluctance to withhold funds from the Hungarian government despite the demands of the European Parliament will have huge repercussions on the future of the EU. READ MORE

EP condemns Hungary’s anti-LGBT law

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Pro-government commentators accuse the EU of endorsing gender and LGBT ideologies which are alien to everyday Europeans. A liberal media outlet thinks that Fidesz is using the anti-LGBT legislation to divert public attention from other issues the governing party is less comfortable with. READ MORE

EU backs cage-free farming but not ethnic minority pact

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

A pro-government pundit lambasts the European Commission which, after rejecting the ‘Minority Safe Pact’, has now embraced a citizens’ petition entitled ‘End the Cage Age’. READ MORE

European Commission ’unable to act’ on Hungarian media complaints

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

A left-wing journalist lambasts the European Commission for failing to confront what he sees as excessive media concentration in Hungary. READ MORE

European Parliament threatens to sue Commission

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Last week, the European Parliament voted to sue the European Commission if it fails to apply the rule of law conditionality against Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Debate over rule of law continues

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of waging a propaganda war in its handling of EU criticism of the rule of law in Hungary. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, think that the EU’s criticism originates from the domestic opposition, and is being used to blackmail the country. READ MORE