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Hungarian government accused of supporting Turkish incursion in Syria

Friday, October 18th, 2019

A neoconservative pundit lambasts Hungary for not objecting to the Turkish invasion of Kurdish territories in Syria. A conservative commentator takes up the government’s defence. READ MORE

France and Germany take asylum seekers from Italy and Malta

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A pro-government columnist calls the agreement reached by the four Interior Ministers ‘a dishonourable pact’, while a liberal commentator thinks Hungary risks remaining isolated with her anti-immigration policies. READ MORE

PM Orbán addresses right-wing rally in Rome

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

A left-liberal website publishes Ferenc Gyurcsány’s commentary suspecting Mr Orbán of planning to become the leader of the sovereignist camp in Europe. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, thinks that the Prime Minister is just representative of the majority of Europeans who oppose unfettered mass immigration. READ MORE

Veteran Hungarian-Austrian journalist excoriates PM Orbán

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Paul Lendvai acknowledges the Prime Minister’s political talent but condemns his policies and accuses him of immorality and cynicism. 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

Weeklies reflect on Angela Merkel’s visit

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

More than a week after Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany praised Hungary’s performance in applying European structural and cohesion funds, a pro-government columnist still rejoices while left-wing and liberal authors still feel deceived. 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

PM Orbán likened to Donald Trump and Matteo Salvini

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

A pro-government pundit ascribes the success of the three leaders to their courage in challenging the elite and their talents as communicators. READ MORE

Battle for environmentalist ideas

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the government has finally realized the mobilizing power of green ideas, and will now try now to appropriate political environmentalism. A pro-government columnist accuses left-liberals of trying to monopolize green ideas, and use ecology for partisan purposes. READ MORE

Weeklies on the PM’s summer address

Monday, August 5th, 2019

In their first issues after Prime Minister Orbán delivered his annual policy speech at the Summer Fidesz event in Transylvania on 27 July, weekly newspapers try to make sense of his new notion of ‘Christian liberty’. READ MORE