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Brain drain and emigration within Europe continues

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians to slow down emigration. A pro-government columnist likens pro-migration EU politicians to colonizers. READ MORE

Government suspends administrative court reform

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it is cancelling the introduction of a new level of administrative courts, two liberal pundits speculate that after the European Parliamentary Election, Fidesz is trying to strike a conciliatory note with the European People’s Party. READ MORE

Dispute with EU rolls on

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Commentators right across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European People’s Party’s decision to keep Fidesz within its ranks, and French President Macron’s suggestion that EU funding should be conditional on accepting a common EU border policy. READ MORE

European Parliament vote opens a new age

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Commentators are sharply divided in their assessments of the clash between Hungary’s Prime Minister and his critics in the European Parliament. They agree however that what happened has opened a new chapter in the relations between Hungary and the European Union. READ MORE

Stakes at the 2019 EP election

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

A pro-government commentator and a left-wing analyst both think that the 2019 European Parliament election will determine the identity of Europe for a long time to come. READ MORE

Calls for EU-Russia rapprochement

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Pro-government analysts, commenting on President Putin’s visit to Germany and Austria, call on the EU and European governments to cooperate with Russia rather than following US interests in isolating her. READ MORE

GDP growth has peaked

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks that the Hungarian economy will underperform official expectations. A pro-government economist finds it unfair for the EU to criticize Hungary despite fast its economic growth. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Montenegro

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the closure of the West Balkan migration route is the common success of Hungary and the Balkan countries. READ MORE

Brussels plans on refugee relocation

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Pro-government commentators sharply criticise the draft resolution prepared by the European Commission that would impose on member countries asylum seekers whose demands would be accepted by international experts. READ MORE

Left-wing commentator praises Polish anti-government demonstrators

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A veteran Népszabadság columnist identifies what he calls a spate of ‘anti-EU rhetoric’ across the region, targeting Brussels, and though he admits that this is on the rise, he suggests that it will not prove strong enough to stall the integration project. READ MORE