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Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Prospects of a new right-wing EU party group

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

On Thursday in Budapest, Prime Minister Orbán meets Matteo Salvini and Mateusz Morawiecki to discuss European identity and cooperation in the EU. READ MORE

Weeklies on Fidesz’s future outside the People’s Party

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Although Fidesz has only left the People’s Party group within the European Parliament, weeklies take it for granted that it will also leave the European Christian democratic alliance itself. They wonder what comes next. 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

France and Germany take asylum seekers from Italy and Malta

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A pro-government columnist calls the agreement reached by the four Interior Ministers ‘a dishonourable pact’, while a liberal commentator thinks Hungary risks remaining isolated with her anti-immigration policies. READ MORE

PM Orbán addresses right-wing rally in Rome

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

A left-liberal website publishes Ferenc Gyurcsány’s commentary suspecting Mr Orbán of planning to become the leader of the sovereignist camp in Europe. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, thinks that the Prime Minister is just representative of the majority of Europeans who oppose unfettered mass immigration. READ MORE

Matteo Salvini bids for snap Italian election

Monday, August 26th, 2019

An anti-government commentator hopes that the Italian Left will derail Matteo Salvini’s effort to call a snap election and gain absolute power. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, welcomes Salvini’s plan, suggesting that an early election is necessary to restore democratic governance. READ MORE

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

Matteo Salvini was allegedly offered Russian money

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Pro-government commentators attribute the accusations levelled against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini as an attack on anti-immigration politics. A left-wing pundit believes Russia supports radical right-wing politicians to achieve geopolitical objectives. READ MORE

Fidesz luminaries allegedly concerned over rift with the EPP

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

A liberal news reporter quotes unnamed sources as saying that several leading Fidesz politicians are alarmed by the sight of their party drifting away from the European People’s Party.  READ MORE