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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

European Commission scrutinizes rule of law in Hungary

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

A pro-government columnist contends that the European Commission rule of law report on Hungary mirrors the views of the ‘Soros network’, and will be used to blackmail Hungary. A left-wing commentator finds the report justified and factual. READ MORE

PM Orbán says EC Vice-President should be sacked

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

A pro-government agrees with Prime Minister Orbán that European Commission Vice-President must step down after calling Hungary an ‘ill democracy’. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Ms Jourová’s criticism of the government was justified. READ MORE

Weeklies on EU recovery fund deal

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The weeklies, and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the broader implications of the EU recovery fund and the next 7 year budget. Liberal analysts see it as a step towards a more unified Europe, while a Marxist philosopher interprets it as the end of the European dream. Conservative commentators interpret the deal as a great victory for Prime Minister Orbán. READ MORE

Hungary closes down Transit Zones

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

A liberal author predicts another infringement procedure against Hungary by the European Commission, while a pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s decision. READ MORE

Brussels urges free travel for essential workers

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

As the European Commission urges countries not to apply today’s strict travel restrictions to workers performing critical jobs in other countries, a left-wing commentator remarks that those workers would also be critically needed in their own countries. READ MORE

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