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Hungary rejects planned EU migrant quotas

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

A pro-government commentator writes that compulsory migrant quotas cannot be imposed on Hungary, as under the country’s Fundamental Law, constitutional bodies must decide on their own whom to allow to settle on Hungarian soil. READ MORE

Migrant shootout just over the border

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

As armed Pakistani and Afghan migrants clashed in the woods within a mile of the Hungary-Serbia border, both nationwide pro-government dailies deplore the lack of international attention to what they call the problem of clandestine mass migration. READ MORE

Tens of thousands flee Ukraine

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

A pro-government commentator contrasts the tens of thousands of ‘white and Christian genuine refugees’ from Ukraine, with those he calls illegal migrants coming from distant countries. A left-wing columnist finds such distinctions racist. READ MORE

Migrants – a biological bomb?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

A pro-government columnist writes about the danger of Covid19 spreading within migrant communities and condemns western media outlets which misquoted the Prime Minister’s words last week on this subject. READ MORE

Hungary closes down Transit Zones

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

A liberal author predicts another infringement procedure against Hungary by the European Commission, while a pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s decision. READ MORE

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

‘Hungary will respect ECJ quota verdict’ – Viktor Orbán

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A conservative commentator entertains no doubts, that the European Court could find a legitimate basis for rejecting Hungary’s and Slovakia’s complaint against compulsory migrant quotas, but believes the quota system will prove disastrous for the European Union.  READ MORE

EU Court to reject Hungarian-Slovak anti-relocation suit

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

A left-wing columnist agrees with the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice who has recommended to the judges that they reject a complaint by Hungary and Slovakia against a September 2015 decision to relocate migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries. READ MORE

Green MEP proposing mass settlement of Syrians in Eastern Europe

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

An independent conservative columnist finds an idea proposed by a leading German Green MEP to resettle whole Syrian villages into Eastern Europe, ‘abhorrent’. READ MORE

PM Orbán defies Brussels on migration quotas

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

A pro-government commentator predicts a long drawn-out confrontation between Brussels and the V4 alliance around the ‘flow’ of migrants into Europe. READ MORE