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Germany imposes border checks

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

As Germany reintroduces restrictions on its border  with Austria to cope with the migrant influx, a centrist analyst wonders if free movement within the Schengen Zone can be sustained. READ MORE

Hungary’s image problem amidst the migration crisis

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

A conservative lawyer accuses EU countries including Germany of demonising Hungary. A left-wing columnist fears that international criticism, even if exaggerated will severely harm Hungary’s image. READ MORE

New laws to curb immigration

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pundits across the political spectrum wonder how the migrant situation will develop as the flow of migrants shows no signs of abating. READ MORE

Thousands of undocumented migrants leave Hungary

Monday, September 7th, 2015

An agreement with Germany and Austria has allowed Hungary to transfer asylum seekers to the Austrian border. Weeklies and dailies ponder the implications of the crisis and the prospect of its resolution. READ MORE

Migration getting out of control

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Pundits across the political spectrum fear that migration will cause an ever bigger problem in Europe in the absence of a common EU migration framework. The lack of a joint EU solution may also endanger free movement in the EU. READ MORE

Greek lessons after Tsipras resigns

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder whether Greek PM Tsipras’ decision to step down is a tactical stunt or an admission of failure. They also ponder its implications for sovereignty and austerity. READ MORE

Conservatives on ‘EU solidarity deficit’

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

A right-wing columnist thinks that the EU lacks the solidarity which would be essential to set up a common migration framework. Another pro-government commentator fears that the current legislative framework helps western European countries to selectively admit highly skilled migrants – and return the rest to the peripheries of the EU. READ MORE

Call for a different freedom fight

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A radical conservative pundit calls on the government to refocus its ‘freedom fight’. Instead of fighting for increased national sovereignty and symbolic aims, he recommends strengthening international cooperation in order to fight what he calls ‘neoliberal exploitation’.

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Waiting for Merkel

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is expected to pay a short visit to Hungary next month at a time when Hungarian-American relations are strained and when government circles consider Germany to be Hungary’s main reference point in international politics. READ MORE

Ruminations on the far-right threat in Europe

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Columnists commenting on the weekend Swedish and Brandenburg elections agree that the rise of the far-right is inevitable even in western European countries which were not hit hard by the economic crisis. The growing popularity of far-right radicalism is a good reminder for moderate parties that they should pay more attention to growing inequality and lack of opportunity. READ MORE