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European Court rules against Hungary’s migrant centers

Monday, May 18th, 2020

As the EU’s top court strikes down the transit zones which form the cornerstone of the government’s asylum policies, a liberal and a conservative pundit ponder the future of migration regulations in Hungary and the EU. 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

Calls for another EU infringement procedure against Hungary

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

A pro-government commentator scorns Hungary’s critics in the European Parliament, who are proposing yet another EU infringement procedure in response to Hungary’s coronavirus emergency act. Two liberal columnists suspect meanwhile that the government risks political and economic ostracization. READ MORE

EU seen as a lame duck

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Two strongly pro-government commentators think that the coronavirus emergency will further weaken the EU and increase the importance of nation-states. READ MORE

Conservative columnist reclaims European identity

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

A pro-government pundit accuses liberal EU elites of trying to force an artificial uniform European identity on all EU member states. She calls on conservatives to defend authentic European identity which is rooted in diverse national identities. 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

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