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Navracsics to discuss Erasmus controversy in Brussels

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Concessions made so far by Hungary to satisfy EU conditions for allowing foundation-run universities to accede to student and researcher exchange programmes, seem to have been found unsatisfactory in Brussels. Columnists express diametrically opposing views on the matter. READ MORE

Navracsics hopes to rescue Erasmus and Horizon

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Based on insider sources, a news report suggests the controversy over EU-financed academic exchange programmes will be overcome by next spring. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Erasmus programs

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Liberal commentators and an independent conservative columnist agree with the European Commission that the new university system does not meet rule of law criteria. Pro-government columnists dismiss the suggestion and accuse the EU of using double standards again to punish Hungary. READ MORE

The government hopes to reverse the ’Erasmus decision’

Friday, January 13th, 2023

While Cabinet Minister Tibor Navracsics asks the European Commission what Hungary should do to reopen the Erasmus programme to its foundation-run universities, pro-government commentators find the approach of the EC politically motivated. READ MORE

EU to suspend Erasmus programmes for Hungarian foundation-run universities

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

A pro-government columnist suspects political reasons behind the move by the European Commission, while a left-wing commentator accuses the government of being responsible for closing Europe’s doors to thousands of Hungarian students. READ MORE

Government confident it can unblock EU funding

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

A pro-government commentator reads the latest announcement by the European Commission to mean that Hungary will get all the EU funding it is entitled to until 2028. READ MORE

Navracsics says Fidesz risks losing centrist voters

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

As the former Deputy Prime Minister and European Commissioner warns that Fidesz has moved too far to the right, a radical right-wing philosopher cautions against ostracising him. READ MORE

Paris terrorist picked up accomplices in Budapest

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A conservative columnist accuses EC chairman Jean-Claude Juncker of promoting valueless policies and facilitating thereby the rise of Islamist terrorism in Europe. READ MORE

Might Simicska run for Veszprém seat?

Friday, November 28th, 2014
Commentators across the political spectrum believe that if the Fidesz tycoon does actually challenge the official Fidesz candidate in the by-election scheduled for February next year, then the rift between him and  the Prime Minister must be even more serious than observers realised.


Was Navracsics’s tough Brussels hearing a sham?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Commentators take it for granted that PM Orbán’s candidate will get his seat in the European Commission. A right-wing analyst believes that Navracsics’s questioning in the Cultural Committee of the European Parliament was meant to gloss over a deal that had been struck well in advance. READ MORE