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Visegrád countries on collision course with Chancellor Merkel? 

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

As Chancellor Merkel and the V4 states propose divergent plans to stop the flow of migrants, commentators both on Left and Right believe that the rift between the core EU states and Central and Eastern Europe is becoming ever deeper. READ MORE

Le Pen at the gates 

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

As the National Front advances in the first round of the French municipal elections, pundits across the political spectrum try to assess whether the appeal of radical parties in Europe is a transient phenomenon, or if it is likely to stay. READ MORE

Ambassador Bell: Hungary has the right to secure its borders

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Conservative columnists weigh the broader implications of US Ambassador Colleen Bell’s statement that Hungary has the right to secure its borders. READ MORE

Paris terrorist picked up accomplices in Budapest

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A conservative columnist accuses EC chairman Jean-Claude Juncker of promoting valueless policies and facilitating thereby the rise of Islamist terrorism in Europe. READ MORE

Collecting signatures against relocation quotas

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

A conservative columnist sees no point in continuing to collect signatures against mandatory migrant relocation quotas as pro-government activists are doing across the country, since the European Union has already dropped the idea of forcing member countries to accept a pre-established number of refugees. READ MORE

Demographic lull continues

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

As the birth rate in Hungary continues to fall, despite government measures to encourage procreation, commentators cautiously wonder if some degree of immigration may prove unavoidable in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Hungary takes the blame amidst migrant emergency

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

A left-wing columnist contends that Hungary should do more to care for migrants trapped in Budapest. Right-wing commentators, on the other hand, find it absurd that Hungary is called on to stop migrants from proceeding to western Europe but at the same time is criticised for erecting a fence in an effort to stop migrants. READ MORE

Government plans to reintroduce border patrols

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Columnists on Left and Right discuss the government’s plan to criminalize illegal border crossing and to deploy special police units in order to patrol the frontiers and keep illegal migrants out. READ MORE

Churches criticised amidst migration wave

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

A liberal weekly accuses the Christian churches of ignoring migrants who need help. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that churches do help to temper anti-immigrant sentiments. A conservative columnist believes that the Left was wrong to suggest that the government wants to stir up xenophobia. READ MORE

Anti-immigrant sentiment strong but down from April

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The leading left-wing daily interprets a new opinion poll as proof that what it calls the government’s anti-immigration campaign has been a failure. READ MORE