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Political doldrums in Germany

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit agree that the German governing coalition is running out of steam. READ MORE

Fears over 2020 EU funding cuts

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The leading online economic daily comments on the draft EU budget plans, and suspects that the EU will use carrots to lure Hungary into the Eurozone. A pro-government commentator thinks that the core EU states do not respect the sovereignty of other members at all. READ MORE

Hungary beefs up its defence capability

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

A pro-government analyst thinks that Europe is unlikely to set up its own independent defence force any time soon, which make it reasonable for Hungary to upgrade its own army. READ MORE

Annagret Kramp elected as CDU leader

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing pundit speculate whether and how Annagret Kramp-Karrenbauer might restore the unity and popularity of the CDU. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel resigns from the party leadership

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Pundits right across the political spectrum discuss the broader implications of Angela Merkel’s decision to step down from the leadership of the CDU. READ MORE

Lessons of the Hessen state elections

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

A commentator in the leading pro-government daily thinks that the CDU is unlikely to regain its popularity as long as Chancellor Merkel runs the increasingly centrist party. READ MORE

Left-wing takes on the Bavarian election

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

A left-wing and a liberal commentator believe that the outcome of the Bavarian state election should not be interpreted solely in light of the dispute over migration. READ MORE

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