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Germany’s World Cup victory – the lessons

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Political commentators think there is a lesson to be learnt from the way Germany goes about football. They agree in finding the German approach something more than just a game. It is also long term planning, tact, business and political marketing. READ MORE

PM Orbán in Berlin

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech in Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a left-wing columnist believes that Mr Orbán’s vision is too conservative even for German Christian Democrats. Right-wing commentators, on the other hand, contend that the German government regards Hungary as an important and reliable economic and geopolitical ally. READ MORE

“Hungarian” traits in the new German coalition?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

A pro-government daily suggests that the new German grand coalition might adopt solutions similar to those introduced by the Orbán government, but dares to hope at the same time that the new government will not adopt the anti-Orbán rhetoric favoured by the Social Democrats. READ MORE

Moderate conservative cautions Orbán against negative campaign

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

A conservative blogger claims that Orbán could be “Hungary’s Merkel” if he could only show restraint and fashion his party as a “force for stability”. READ MORE

Should PM Orbán apologise?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

In its first comment on the Prime Minister’s remark cautioning Germany “not to send the tanks in again”, the leading left-wing daily thinks Mr Orbán hurt Chancellor Merkel in her re-election-campaign, by providing the German Social-Democrats with arguments against her, for “cherishing such a snake in her bosom”. READ MORE

Hungarian government criticized in German public media

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Left-wing commentators criticize the government’s reaction to German public media reports which claim that undemocratic trends are the order of the day in Hungary. A conservative liberal blogger, on the other hand, believes that the German media habitually paint a distorted and biased picture of Hungary. READ MORE

Reactions to Orbán’s visit to Germany

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Following the Hungarian Prime Minister’s talks with Angela Merkel, a pro-government daily warns against harsh condemnation of Germany in the right-wing media, as Berlin is an ally and “closer than we think.” In a short editorial Népszabadság suggests that in order to measure the results of Orbán’s visit we will have to count Hungary’s share of the EU’s cohesion and structural funds. READ MORE

Government to buy Eon-gas with a view to gas talks with Russia

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

A pro-government commentator dismisses a comment by Financial Times Deutschland which  brands the government’s endeavour to buy back the German owned main gas supply network as “madness, populism and a return to Goulash-Communism”. READ MORE

No reason to celebrate Greek election results

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Commentators on both the left and the right warn that the victory of Greek moderate parties in Sunday’s elections will not bring the economic and political crisis in the country to an end. They all agree that if Greece defaults, it will entail the end of the European Union. READ MORE

Hungary is a member, not a colony of the EU

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

A right-wing columnist, implicitly criticizing the Prime Minister’s March 15th speech, warns against harsh anti-EU rhetoric, and welcomes the more pragmatic approach which the PM usually employs towards foreign investors.