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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

Fukuyama in agreement with PM Orbán

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

A pro-government political analyst welcomes Francis Fukuyama’s recent statement, in which the American liberal political thinker called for an end to uncontrolled migration and the protection the EU’s borders – echoing the proposals of the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

Right-wing interpretations of the divisions within the EU

Monday, January 8th, 2018

One pro-government analyst criticises the European Commission and leading European officials for trying to impose majority opinions on Hungary and its partners, while another believes a war is underway between the supporters of multiculturalism and those of the nation state. READ MORE

National consultation on the ’Soros plan’

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Pundits express sharply contrasting views on the government’s ‘national consultation’ on migration. One side sees it as a propaganda project based on lies, while the other considers the campaign an expression of self-defence against pressure from global elites. READ MORE

Right-wing takes on the London attacks

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Two pro-government columnists link terrorist attacks to immigration and multiculturalist ideology. READ MORE

Jobbik to table constitutional amendment

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A pro-government pundit dismisses as a stunt Jobbik’s plan to submit the somewhat revised constitutional amendments it rejected last week in Parliament. A liberal columnist thinks Jobbik’s move will give Fidesz a headache. READ MORE

Constitutional amendment stuck

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Commentators are divided over whether or not the failure of a constitutional amendment proposed by the government, which would have barred the settlement of groups of non-EU citizens outside the normal immigration procedures, was a defeat for the Prime Minister. READ MORE