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Gyurcsány accuses Orbán of threatening peace

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

A pro-government commentator criticises the Democratic Coalition for accusing PM Orbán of undermining peace in Europe. A left-wing columnist calls for more EU-integration. READ MORE

The Prime Minister calls for the protection of ‘Christian heritage’

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A pro-government commentator welcomes Mr Orbán’s statement about the vital importance of Christianity for Europe, while Hungary’s only neocon pundit condemns that position as pure identitarianism. READ MORE

Bernard-Henri Lévi meets PM Orbán

Friday, April 12th, 2019

After the famous French philosopher, a vocal critic of the Hungarian Prime Minister, spent two hours with Viktor Orbán, newspapers extensively quote his critical remarks and three outlets carry commentaries criticising Lévy. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens Fidesz EP campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Pro-government columnists agree with Viktor Orbán that the European Parliamentary election will decide whether or not ‘Europe will remain Christian’, and whether nation states can preserve their sovereignty. A left-wing commentator calls for more integration so that the EU can compete with the US and China. READ MORE

Details of 2007 espionage case released

Friday, April 5th, 2019

After the publication of details of the 2007 espionage scandal in which Russian FSB agents had access to sensitive information on Hungarian secret agencies, a pro-government commentator finds it peculiar that politicians who in 2007 compromised Hungary’s security now accuse the government of serving Russian interests. READ MORE

Manfred Weber repudiates Fidesz

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

A pro-government columnist again calls on Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, after Manfred Weber disavowed Hungary’s governing party. READ MORE

Diametrically opposed interpretations of Fidesz’ EPP suspension

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

A liberal gonzo journalist thinks that Fidesz was humiliated by the EPP. A pro-government pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz lost the dispute with the EPP absurd. READ MORE

Fidesz’ EPP membership suspended

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The leading pro-government daily as well as a left-wing pundit read the suspension of Fidesz membership in the EPP as a pragmatic deal that benefits both Fidesz and the EPP. READ MORE

Weeklies on March 15 and Fidesz’s place in Europe

Monday, March 18th, 2019

The nationwide weeklies were on the stands well before the Prime Ministers of Poland and Hungary addressed a crowd in Budapest on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution, but they analysed the importance of the event beforehand and also dwelled on its international implications. READ MORE

Weber seen as conciliatory towards Fidesz

Friday, March 15th, 2019

While on his return from Budapest to Germany, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said Viktor Orbán should swiftly meet his conditions if he doesn’t want his Fidesz party to be expelled from the European People’s Party, Hungarian commentators agree that he is working on a smooth settlement of the dispute. READ MORE