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Péter Magyar’s new party registered to run for seats in the European Parliament

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

A left-wing commentator thinks that Péter Magyar may score a significant moral victory over the government if his new TISZA party makes it to the European Parliament and joins the European People’s Party. READ MORE

Spanish elections end in stalemate

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Commentators try to draw lessons from the political uncertainty resulting from Sunday’s parliamentary election in Spain.


EPP punishes Tamás Deutsch

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Commentators come forward with diametrically opposing evaluations of the decision by European People’s Party MEPs to punish the head of the 13-strong Fidesz delegation in the European Parliament. READ MORE

After Salvini, PM meets Merkel

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

A liberal columnist believes Mr Orbán is cleverly weighing his chances in the European People’s Party and is prepared for every eventuality, while his opponents there cannot muster the majority needed to expel him. READ MORE

Fidesz likely to retain its EPP membership

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

As the leaders of Europe’s Christian Democratic parties meet to elect their candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission, a left-wing commentator believes that Hungary’s governing party has no reason to fear expulsion from the European People’s Party before next year’s European Parliamentary elections. READ MORE

EU Parliament votes to punish Hungary

Friday, September 14th, 2018

A left-wing commentator rejoices over the overwhelming vote in favour of the Sargentini report, while his pro-government counterpart suggests that over half of the European People’s Party (EPP) MEPs were harming their own cause by supporting the resolution. READ MORE

Orbán rejects EU pressure

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

After the Hungarian Prime Minister told the European Parliament that he will not yield to what he called ‘blackmail’, commentators weigh the pros and the cons of voting for or against the Sargentini report. READ MORE