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Calls for EU-Russia rapprochement

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Pro-government analysts, commenting on President Putin’s visit to Germany and Austria, call on the EU and European governments to cooperate with Russia rather than following US interests in isolating her. READ MORE

Orbán meets Merkel in Berlin

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Commentators agree that the tensions between the two leaders persist but believe that it is in the interests of both to dampen the controversy. READ MORE

EU ponders a linkage between structural funds and asylum-seekers

Monday, February 26th, 2018

As Chancellor Merkel proposes that EU structural funds should be contingent on accepting the redistribution of asylum-seekers, conservative commentators accuse her, as well as the EU, of blackmail. READ MORE

German grand coalition revived

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Columnists wonder whether the grand coalition led by Angela Merkel will restore Germany’s stability, and whether the new German government’s policies will be favorable for Hungary. READ MORE

Chancellor Kurz – an ally of Hungary?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

As the new right-wing coalition takes office in Austria, Hungarian commentators try to gauge the depth of the political change next door. READ MORE

Kurz seen as an ally for the Hungarian government

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A pro-government analyst believes that Austria’s new chancellor will seek allies in Hungary and the other Visegrád 4 countries, in order to in counter German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies. As a result, he believes, new opportunities will open for Hungary for her voice to be heard in the European Union. READ MORE

Macron seen as the mountain, giving birth to a mouse

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A pro-government columnist thinks the ten-year road map for a closer European Union laid out by President Macron of France is a collection of commonplaces or unrealistic ideas which merely aim at bolstering his dwindling popularity at home. READ MORE

Merkel returned to power

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

In a first comment on the impact of the German elections on Hungary, a pro-government columnist believes that threats of financial sanctions to punish Hungary for its rejection of migrant quotas should not be taken at face value now that the campaign is over. READ MORE

PM Orbán keeps fingers crossed for Merkel

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit are both certain that Chancellor Merkel will be returned to power by German voters on Sunday. They also agree that the rise of the AfD may have an important impact on the German political landscape. READ MORE

More on EU-US relations

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

An independent conservative analyst hopes that the weakening of transatlantic cooperation will make Europe stronger and more resilient. READ MORE