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First comments on PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnadfürdő

Monday, July 30th, 2018

In their first reactions to PM Orbán’s Tusnádfürdő address, liberal and left-wing commentators suggest that Viktor Orbán wants to elevate his illiberal politics to the European stage. Pro-government columnist agree with the Prime Minister that liberal elites need to be replaced. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Montenegro

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the closure of the West Balkan migration route is the common success of Hungary and the Balkan countries. READ MORE

Liberal values seen as primary targets of Islamism

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

A conservative commentator contends that the mass immigration of Muslims to Europe threatens not only Christian and Jewish lifestyles, but also liberal values including equality and freedom. 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

Europe’s leaders agree on migration

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

A pro-government columnist describes the decisions taken at the EU summit as a victory for Hungary, while a left-wing analyst worries about the plight of immigrants who will be kept in closed facilities while their applications are processed. READ MORE

Italy turns back migrant ship

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

A pro-government commentator welcomes Italy’s decision to turn back the rescue ship with hundreds of undocumented migrants, and blames the plight of migrants on pro-migration NGOs. A left-wing columnist accuses anti-immigrant parties that claim to defend Christian Europe of violating basic Christian values. READ MORE

Thoughts on Hungary’s demographic decline

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A health care expert who has worked under both left-wing and right-wing governments  thinks that population decline in Hungary cannot be stopped without facilitating migration to the country. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of anti-Semitism again

Friday, April 20th, 2018

As the government pledges to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, a group of western European intellectuals accuses Fidesz of anti-Semitism. A left-wing columnist agrees, the two pro-government dailies protest. READ MORE

Election campaign in full swing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

With just two weeks to go till the Parliamentary election, weeklies and the dailies’ weekend editions discuss corruption scandals and ponder what comes after 8 April. 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