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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

PM Orbán meets Ursula von der Leyen

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds it encouraging that after their first meeting, PM Orbán said it was ‘a good decision’ on his part to back her candidacy. READ MORE

’Christian liberty’ seen as a beacon for sovereignist forces

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

A pro-government columnist describes PM Viktor Orbán’s anti-liberal stance as one which is slowly becoming part of the mainstream in Europe, after years of being considered as a fringe phenomenon. READ MORE

More reactions to the PM’s address

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

A liberal commentator compares the Prime Minister’s speech to late communist party chief János Kádár’s last address. A pro-government analyst explains what ‘Christian liberty’ means while a left-wing commentator lambasts opposition leaders whom he suggests have no message at all. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s annual Tusnádfürdő speech

Monday, July 29th, 2019

In his annual address at Tusnádfürdő, PM Orbán defended the idea of ‘illiberal democracy’ and offered a new definition of what he means by it, namely ‘Christian liberty’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the new setup within the EU

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A pro-government analyst looks into the background of the votes cast by Hungarian left-liberal MPs against Fidesz candidates for EU posts. A liberal weekly lambasts the Greens and the Socialists for not supporting Ursula von der Leyen’s election as President of the European Commission. An evangelist columnist interprets her election as an expression of Germany’s drive to dominate the EU. READ MORE

Conflicting views on von der Leyen

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A left-wing analyst thinks that the new President of the European Commission will be PM Orbán’s staunch opponent, while a pro-government commentator believes she should keep Hungary’s merits
in mind. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the EU leadership deal

Friday, July 5th, 2019

A leading left-wing commentator condemns European leaders for selecting whom he describes as ‘characterless’ people to the top EU positions. He thinks PM Orbán has a lot to gain from their choice. READ MORE