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Sebastian Kurz in search of coalition partners

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

A left-wing columnist hopes that the Austrian People’s Party will form a government with the Greens rather than the anti-immigrant FPÖ. A conservative commentator wishes just the opposite. Another pro-government analyst finds it undemocratic that voters have no leverage over coalition arrangements. READ MORE

Migration issues in the local election campaign

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Pro-government commentators accuse the Left of downplaying the threats and dangers of illegal migration. A liberal commentator, on the other hand, accuses the government of anti-immigrant fear-mongering aimed at mobilizing its rural base. READ MORE

German TV station criticised for film on Hungary

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

A left-wing commentator sides with a German TV docu-drama on the 2015 migrant crisis in Hungary against fierce criticism from a pro-government columnist. READ MORE

Immigration emergency to be extended

Friday, September 6th, 2019

A left-wing columnist finds it unnecessary to prolong the state of emergency introduced during the 2015 migration crisis. Commenting on the indictment of a suspected ISIS terrorist arrested in Hungary, a pro-government pundit thinks that Europe is still threatened by terrorists who came in 2015 with the big migrant wave. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel meets PM Orbán

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A pro-government commentator takes Chancellor Merkel’s ‘placatory tone’ as an indication of Hungary’s increasing political weight and economic success. A left-wing pundit accuses Chancellor Merkel of compromising on core values in order to preserve economic ties between Hungary and Germany. READ MORE

European Commission sues Hungary over Stop Soros legislation

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

As the European Commission takes Hungary to the EU court over a series of 2018 laws which targeted migrants and those who help them, a pro-government commentator accuses the EC of trying to force migration on the country. His left-wing counterpart thinks that Hungary is violating basic European norms. READ MORE

Matteo Salvini was allegedly offered Russian money

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Pro-government commentators attribute the accusations levelled against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini as an attack on anti-immigration politics. A left-wing pundit believes Russia supports radical right-wing politicians to achieve geopolitical objectives. READ MORE

NGOs seen as accomplices of human traffickers

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Hungary’s neo-conservative news site claims that the NGO rescue ships in the Mediterranean cause more deaths in their naïve efforts to save lives. READ MORE

Opposing views on the challenges facing the EU

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

A pro-government activist accuses the Left and liberals of selling out Europe to migrants and global capitalists. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, thinks that migration is not among the top challenges facing Europe. READ MORE

PM Orbán to meet President Trump, after receiving Mr Salvini

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

A pro-government columnist claims that Hungary has become an important diplomatic actor, citing the news that Viktor Orbán will be received by US President Trump later in May, as well as Italian League leader and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s visit on Thursday to Budapest. A left-wing commentator downplays the importance of President Trump’s invitation. READ MORE