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EU Foreign Ministers approve new Commission

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets the approval of Ursula von der Leyden’s new Commission by the Foreign Ministers as ‘a huge blow for pro-migration groups’. READ MORE

Hungarian nominee for EU commissioner passes EP test

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

A left-wing commentator notes with resignation that PM Orbán has had his way, as his compromise candidate for EU Enlargement Commissioner was found fit for the job by the competent (Foreign Affairs) committee of the European Parliament. READ MORE

Preliminary assessments of Putin’s visit to Budapest

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

While most outlets warn the people of Budapest about the roads to be temporarily closed for security reasons along the route of the visiting Russian president, a liberal analyst believes the Hungarian-Russian summit is just meant to demonstrate Russia’s good relations with an EU member country. READ MORE

Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

Friday, October 25th, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses Prime Minister Orbán of turning his back on the ideals of the 1956 revolution. A pro-government columnist finds such accusations absurd. READ MORE

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