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Last arguments before the referendum 

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

On the eve of the referendum on compulsory European migrant quotas, columnists made a last effort to convince the public about the best course to follow. READ MORE

Polls suggest referendum will be valid

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Although polls consistently show that a majority of voters plan to take part, a commentator who is critical of the government still sees a slight chance that the 2 October referendum on migrant quotas might yet be invalid. READ MORE

The political stakes of the quota referendum

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Analysts across the political spectrum ponder the potential implications of the 2 October migrant quota referendum for Hungarian domestic politics and the European Union. READ MORE

Migration realities – beyond the shouting

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A conservative commentator finds the divisive debate over migration counterproductive. He adds that despite its harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric, the government is by no means sealing off Hungary’s borders. READ MORE

An argument in favour of the quota referendum

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

An independent conservative analyst explains why, although he regards himself as a critic of the government, he will turn out and cast a no vote at the referendum on migration quotas scheduled for early October. He argues that our established humanistic consensus cannot hold in an era of mass immigration. READ MORE

Debate over migration and quotas rolls on

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Pro-government commentators accuse the Hungarian Left of irresponsibility for not taking the dangers of migration seriously. A left-wing pundit accuses the government of using the migration crisis to further polarize the public. A conservative columnist thinks both sides are sending out simplistic messages in order to boost their popularity. READ MORE

Opposition to boycott the quota referendum

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

A conservative and a left-wing analyst equally lambast the main left-wing opposition parties for calling on their followers to boycott the referendum on migrant quotas. READ MORE

Opposition to boycott the quota referendum

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

A veteran liberal politician agrees with the stance of those opposition parties who are calling on their supporters to boycott the referendum on compulsory migrant quotas. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel criticizes Hungary’s migration policies

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

A conservative commentator dismisses Angela Merkel’s claim that Hungary mistreated migrants. READ MORE

Referendum on EU migrant redistribution quotas disputed

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Left-wing and liberal pundits interpret the Hungarian government’s referendum against migrant quotas as a vote against the EU. Pro-government columnists, on the other hand, argue that the referendum is not about Hungary’s EU-membership. READ MORE