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PM Orbán praised with the benefit of hindsight

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

A pro-government historian welcomes two Austrian newspaper articles whose authors admit that PM Orbán was right five years ago, with his lonely stand among European leaders against mass immigration. READ MORE

Fears over migration and coronavirus

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

A pro-government columnist finds the Greek reaction to thousands of asylum-seekers trying to cross its borders brutal but understandable. A left-wing pundit suspects that the Hungarian government cannot protect the country either from illegal migration or from the coronavirus. READ MORE

Transit zones suspend entry for asylum seekers

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

A left-wing commentator finds the government’s coronavirus emergency plans wanting. A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s decision to temporarily suspend entry to two Transit Zones on the Hungary-Serbia border, as one of a series of measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus entering the country. READ MORE

Debate about domestic violence

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
A left-wing author accuses the government of inaction against intra-family violence, while the Minister of Justice rebukes the charges.

European Commission and refugee quotas

Friday, December 13th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the new European Commission will hardly be able to enforce mandatory refugee quotas, although its key members are in favour. Such a scheme, however, is unacceptable for several countries including Hungary, she remarks. READ MORE

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