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Confrontation over the rule of law seen as difficult to resolve

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

A pro-government analyst fears that through the rule of law procedures, Brussels might try to force Hungarians to give up their way of life. A left-wing commentator finds it hard for either side to back down. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland block EU budget over the rule of law controversy

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

The former Hungarian EU Commissioner thinks Hungary is heading for a frontal collision with the Union. READ MORE

Poland and Hungary might veto the EU budget

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

A left-wing pundit hopes that, although Hungary and Poland may block it, the EU will pass the strict law conditionality agreement tabled last week. A pro-government commentator suggests that the proposal mirrors George Soros’s ideas and is intended to punish Hungary for not letting in illegal migrants. READ MORE

EPP leader Tusk calls Hungary a ’degenerate democracy’

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

A pro-government commentator suggests that Donald Tusk and liberals in the EU criticize Hungary and accuse its government of violating basic EU norms, simply in order to divert attention from the EU’s failure to cope with the coronavirus. READ MORE

Dispute over the meaning of the ‘rule of law’

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A conservative commentator suggests that the ‘rule of law’ is an empty concept used as a blunt weapon by liberals. A former Socialist Minister of Justice defends the concept, and accuses the government of trying to pre-empt EU criticism. READ MORE

Weeklies on rule-of-law criticism by the European Commission

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Opposition-leaning commentators believe the European Union is still too weak to enforce its rule of law criteria, while pro-government columnists dismiss criticism from Brussels as both discriminatory and biased. READ MORE

EP deputy speaker demands rule of law sanctions

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament calls for EU rules to be changed to punish the governments of Hungary and Poland for rule of law infringements. A pro-government columnist accuses her of hypocrisy. READ MORE

Debate over rule of law continues

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of waging a propaganda war in its handling of EU criticism of the rule of law in Hungary. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, think that the EU’s criticism originates from the domestic opposition, and is being used to blackmail the country. READ MORE

European Commission scrutinizes rule of law in Hungary

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

A pro-government columnist contends that the European Commission rule of law report on Hungary mirrors the views of the ‘Soros network’, and will be used to blackmail Hungary. A left-wing commentator finds the report justified and factual. READ MORE

PM Orbán says EC Vice-President should be sacked

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

A pro-government agrees with Prime Minister Orbán that European Commission Vice-President must step down after calling Hungary an ‘ill democracy’. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Ms Jourová’s criticism of the government was justified. READ MORE