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Lessons of the Bavarian state election

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

A pro-government and a conservative pundit agree that the Bavarian election result provides evidence of a systemic shift in German politics. They offer diametrically opposing interpretations,however, of the future prospects of centre-right parties in the new German political landscape. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel in peril

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist both think that Chancel Angela Merkel is in a difficult situation, and unless she overcomes the challengers she faces, she may soon lose power. READ MORE

Mainstream media accused of bias

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

A conservative commentator suggests that mainstream parties play into the hands of extremist parties by ignoring people’s fears of immigration, and by dismissing critics of immigration as neo-Nazis. 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

NATO summit in Brussels

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on Europe to strengthen its geopolitical independence. A former US State Department advisor fears that President Trump will weaken NATO.  READ MORE

German grand coalition revived

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Columnists wonder whether the grand coalition led by Angela Merkel will restore Germany’s stability, and whether the new German government’s policies will be favorable for Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán visits the CSU

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A left-wing commentator lambasts Horst Seehofer, leader of the CSU for calling Hungarian Prime Minister a democrat. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, hopes that Bavaria will join the coalition of the Visegrád countries and help Europe return to its core national and religious values. READ MORE

PM Orbán keeps fingers crossed for Merkel

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit are both certain that Chancellor Merkel will be returned to power by German voters on Sunday. They also agree that the rise of the AfD may have an important impact on the German political landscape. READ MORE

Martin Schulz criticizes the Hungarian government

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the victory of Martin Schulz at the German election would be undesirable for the Hungarian governing party. READ MORE

Deeper analyses of the Berlin terror attack

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Opinions diverge on the significance of the terror truck attack in Berlin and even more so on its implications for Germany, Hungary and the world. READ MORE