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Jewish community reacts to Prime Minister’s remarks on ‘mixed race’

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Prime Minister Orbán’s comments on race in his speech on Saturday were made in the context of his opposition to mass immigration from outside Europe. Nevertheless, Jewish leaders and authors in Hungary found his words disturbing. One added, however, that Hungary is a safe country for Jewish people. READ MORE

Controversy over PM Orbán’s Băile Tușnad address

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his endeavour to preserve Hungary as a distinct nation among others, while a left-wing pundit describes Mr Orbán’s speech as inconsistent. READ MORE

Migration as a threat to social stability

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

A pro-government commentator and another at Hungary’s top left-wing daily both suggest that ‘uncontrolled mass migration’ undermines social peace. READ MORE

Hungary shuts the border

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s decision to shut down Hungary’s borders. His left-wing counterpart suggests that border closure is just another propaganda stunt and the government is not helping Hungarians cope with the coronavirus epidemic. READ MORE

Conflicting interpretations of the Chemnitz riots

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

A pro-government columnist sees the clashes in eastern Germany as proof of the failure of the open doors immigration policy followed by the German government, while his left-wing colleague thinks Mrs Merkel and her government are the only rampart against right-wing extremism. READ MORE

Macron accepts Orbán’s challenge

Friday, August 31st, 2018

As President Emmanuel Macron of France accepts Mr Orbán’s identification of him as his main adversary in Europe, a pro-government analyst explains that the two leaders are in fact the leading personalities of two opposing camps in Europe. READ MORE

The football World Cup as an immigration test

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Commentators on both sides of the political divide excoriate their rivals for using the most popular sporting event of the year to underpin their own stance on migration. READ MORE

The V4-+ Austria summit in Budapest

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks PM Orbán has made significant headway in his efforts to counter the mainstream EU leaders in their policies on migration. The leaders of the Visegrád-4 countries met Chancellor Kurz of Austria in Budapest on Thursday and urged the EU to focus on the protection of its external borders rather than on migrant relocation. READ MORE

The ‘Stop Soros’ bill as an episode in a clash with liberal elites

Monday, June 4th, 2018

As Parliament begins to discuss the bill on stricter rules aimed at preventing illegal immigration, commentators place the planned legislation in the context of the government’s feud with the international liberal mainstream. READ MORE

The ’Stop Soros’ bill in Parliament

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

As the government tables its bill against organisations whose activists stand accused of promoting illegal immigration, commentators suggest that the harshest previsions aired earlier this year are missing from the bill. READ MORE