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EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

PM Orbán condemns Russian aggression

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of ‘doublespeak’. A pro-government blogger, on the other hand, finds Prime Minisnter Orbán’s messages both consistent and clear. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

Pro-government columnist on the war in Ukraine

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

A conservative analyst finds the prospect of a prolonged war in Ukraine frightening and urges efforts to reach an early settlement. READ MORE

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