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EP asks Commission to freeze transfers to Hungary

Friday, April 26th, 2024

A pro-government website labels repeated criticism of the state of the rule of law in Hungary by the majority of MEPs ’rule of law hysteria’. READ MORE

A left-wing pundit approves EU sanctions on Hungary

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

The editor of the left-wing nationwide print daily writes that warnings by the European Union are simply ignored by the government, unless they are accompanied by sanctions. READ MORE

Weeklies on Polish power struggles

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Two radical and two moderate analyses from both sides of the political spectrum offer diametrically opposed evaluations of the first controversial steps by the new Polish government to consolidate its political positions. READ MORE

EP threatens to sue Commission for releasing funds to Hungary

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

A left-wing columnist agrees with the European Parliament in its criticism of the European Commission, while a pro-government commentator describes the repeated moves by the EP against the Hungarian government as a ’despicable soap opera’. READ MORE

Brussels unlocks €10 billion in frozen EU funds for Hungary

Friday, December 15th, 2023

A liberal foreign policy expert believes that releasing one-third of the €30 billion suspended over rule-of-law concerns is part of a deal whereby Hungary will not oppose further EU payments to Ukraine. READ MORE

MEPs pass resolution condemning Hungary

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

Commentators sharply disagree on the resolution passed by the European Parliament, questioning the suitability of Hungary to take over the rotating presidency of the European Council one year from now. READ MORE

Brussels accused of duplicity as Macron overrides Parliament

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

A conservative sociologist believes Mr Macron’s decision to enact his unpopular pensions reform by skipping a vote in Parliament shows what the European mainstream really means by the rule of law. READ MORE

Hungary strikes a deal with the EU

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

In their first reactions, news outlets offer opposing evaluations of the deal reached on Monday, whereby the EU will lower the level of a proposed funding freeze in exchange for Budapest lifting its veto on two items. READ MORE

Tug-of-war over EU funding

Monday, December 12th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the Hungarian government of trying to unlock EU funding by threatening to veto key EU decisions. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, accuses the EU of blackmailing Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on the future of EU funds to Hungary

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The five opposition-leaning weeklies doubt whether the European Commission can achieve full transparency in public procurements in Hungary, while pro-government commentators dismiss as unjust the whole procedure of making the transfer of EU funds conditional on rule of law compliance. READ MORE