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First comments on EU migration deal

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Pro-government commentators agree with PM Orbán that the EU migration deal is a huge political victory for Hungary and the Visegrad countries. A left-wing columnist is bitterly disappointed by the deal, while a liberal pundit downplays its importance. READ MORE

Migration quota disputes in the UN and EU

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

A right-wing columnist thinks that the Hungarian government is justified in dismissing the UN resolution on migration. A conservative critic of the government accuses PM Orbán of fear-mongering over migration. READ MORE

Lessons of the Italian election

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A right-wing and a left-wing columnist agree that it will be difficult to govern Italy after the election resulted in stalemate between the Five Star Movement and a right-wing alliance. But they offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the vote. 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

European Parliament opens talks on mandatory migrant quotas

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The leading pro-government daily harshly criticizes a decision by the European Parliament to discuss a motion on mandatory migrant redistribution quotas in the European Union. READ MORE

European Parliament committee endorses mandatory migrant quota plans

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist contends that the EU proposal to introduce mandatory migrant redistribution quotas is a grave threat to Europe as well as Hungary. 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

New round of ‘national consultation’ announced

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

As the government announces another ‘national consultation’ on the EU migrant quota redistribution system, a conservative columnist contends that the Hungarian public has already made it clear several times that they oppose the quotas. READ MORE

Migrant quotas: EU Court rejects Hungary’s and Slovakia’s claim

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Two pro-government commentators don’t hide their bitterness in condemning Wednesday’s verdict of the European Court of Justice. Europe’s top court ruled that the decree issued by a majority of EU interior ministers two years ago on migrant relocation quotas was legal. READ MORE