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Edith Bruck lambasts her fellow anti-Israeli left-wingers

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees Hungary’s oft-criticised stance against unlawful mass immigration as vindicated by Bruck’s criticism of left-wingers siding with the Palestinians against Israel. READ MORE

Former Austrian chancellor praises Hungary

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

A pro-government columnist welcomes the recollections of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria about 2015, when he and his Hungarian partners opposed mass irregular migration. READ MORE

Weeklies on French riots and the resignation of the Justice Minister

Monday, July 10th, 2023

A liberal analyst attributes the week-long rioting throughout France to institutional racism, while a right-wing commentator asks how masses of second and third-generation immigrants can be fully integrated.

Commentators disagree sharply on the reasons behind the resignation of Justice Minister Judit Varga and her new role as lead Fidesz candidate for the European Parliament elections in 2024.


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