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CDU new leader welcomed

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

A pro-government analyst thinks that under Friedrich Merz, the CDU will return to its original conservative agenda that the party abandoned under Angela Merkel’s leadership. READ MORE

Trouble in store for Hungarian relations with post-Merkel Germany?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Right-wing analysts fear that the new left-liberal German government will harshly criticize Hungary and try to encroach on national sovereignty. Left-wing commentators are less than certain that Germany will become more critical of Hungary than under Chancellor Merkel. READ MORE

More on the German elections

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

The leading dailies all agree that post-electoral German coalition talks may turn out to be more interesting than the campaign itself. READ MORE

First reactions to the German election

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
In the first snap reactions to the Bundestag election results, pundits across the political scene foretell more tension between the next German government and Hungary.

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Weeklies’ last comments before the German elections

Monday, September 27th, 2021

The weeklies ponder what kind of government will take shape after Chancellor Merkel, a key actor in German politics and international relations, leaves the scene after 16 years in office. They also try to weigh the potential consequences for German-Hungarian relations. READ MORE

Germany calls for the veto of EU member states in foreign affairs to be abolished

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

A pro-government author criticises German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who has called for EU member states to lose their veto rights on international issues while agreeing with Prime Minister Orbán who staunchly opposes the proposal. READ MORE

Diplomatic row between Hungary and Germany over the sacking of a coach

Monday, April 12th, 2021

he German Foreign Ministry has rejected Hungarian protests against the sacking of a Hungarian football coach in Berlin. Commentators’ opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs, but even opposition leaning columnists tend to believe that firing the coach was a disproportionate punishment. READ MORE

CDU elects new leader

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Neither a pro-government nor a left-wing commentator deem it likely that the CDU or German politics will make a U-turn after the election of Armin Laschet. READ MORE

German ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst calls the German Cabinet Minister who said antisemitism was rampant in Hungary a serial detractor of Hungary while a liberal weekly regards the incident as a minor matter that should not be overblown. READ MORE

Hungarian GDP growth tops Europe again

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

An independent economic analyst writes that the Hungarian economy is increasingly resilient to external shocks, including the slow down in Germany. As a result of growing Hungarian competitiveness and sound internal demand, Hungarian economy can maintain fast growth, he suggests. READ MORE