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Von der Leyen’s candidacy seen as ‘a victory’

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Pro-government commentators describe the choice of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the top candidate for European Commission President as a success for the V4 countries and PM Orbán personally.  A liberal analyst remarks that the original People’s Party Candidate, Manfred Weber is more conservative in his views than Ms von der Leyen. READ MORE

Martin Schulz criticizes the Hungarian government

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the victory of Martin Schulz at the German election would be undesirable for the Hungarian governing party. READ MORE

EP Speaker wants dialogue with PM Orbán

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Two left-wing pundits find it sad that Martin Schulz, the Speaker of the European Parliament wants to start a dialogue with PM Orbán. READ MORE

Pundits strike back after Schulz attacks Hungarian referendum

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Right-wing commentators ridicule European Parliament President Martin Schulz for denouncing the planned Hungarian referendum on migrant quotas, and attack the Mayor of Szeged, whom he praised. READ MORE

Infringement procedure against Hungary on migration laws

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

A pro-government columnist believes that if the European Union is serious about refugee rights, it should launch an infringement procedure against Germany rather than singling out Hungary. He is particularly outraged by what he describes as European Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz’s ‘diatribe against nation states.’ READ MORE

PM Orbán in Brussels on migrant quotas

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

As PM Orbán discussed migration issues with EU leaders, commentators wonder if the increased quotas hinted at by President Juncker would help resolve the migration crisis in Hungary and the EU. READ MORE