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CEU moves 4 courses out of 5 to Vienna

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

After the President of the Central European University announced that 49 of the CEU’s 59 courses will be transferred to Vienna, the debate continues in the press on whether the government’s refusal to let them stay serves or harms Hungary’s interests. READ MORE

Soros meets Chancellor Kurz in Vienna

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Pro-government authors find it strange for Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to personally meet Hungarian-American financier George Soros and talk to him about Europe’s future, over and above the gradual transfer of most of the courses of Central European University from Budapest to Vienna. READ MORE

Government side accuses Facebook of censorship

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

After the Facebook account of a pro-government journalist was suspended, an MP of the Christian Democrats claimed that Facebook content-screening in Hungary is overseen by an NGO ‘funded by (Hungarian-born US financier and philanthropist) George Soros.’ READ MORE

Sargentini report to be tabled at EP

Friday, September 7th, 2018

As the European Parliament prepares for the debate on the rule of law in Hungary and the possible activation of Article 7 to suspend Hungary’s voting rights, pro-government columnists accuse the author of the report Judith Sargentini of serving the interests of George Soros. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that pro-government pundits act as propagandists for the government. READ MORE

’Stop Soros’ bill passed by Parliament

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

A leftist analyst writes that the government side borrowed the ‘Stop Soros’ campaign from their Macedonian allies, while pro-government commentators believe that it expresses the will of the Hungarian people. READ MORE

Italy turns back migrant ship

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

A pro-government commentator welcomes Italy’s decision to turn back the rescue ship with hundreds of undocumented migrants, and blames the plight of migrants on pro-migration NGOs. A left-wing columnist accuses anti-immigrant parties that claim to defend Christian Europe of violating basic Christian values. READ MORE

Constitutional Court postpones discussion of ‘lex CEU’ and ‘NGO’ bills

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

A liberal and a pro-government pundit lambast the Constitutional Court for not discussing the constitutionality of the so-called ‘lex CEU’ and the anti-NGO legislation. READ MORE

The ‘Stop Soros’ bill as an episode in a clash with liberal elites

Monday, June 4th, 2018

As Parliament begins to discuss the bill on stricter rules aimed at preventing illegal immigration, commentators place the planned legislation in the context of the government’s feud with the international liberal mainstream. READ MORE

The ’Stop Soros’ bill in Parliament

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

As the government tables its bill against organisations whose activists stand accused of promoting illegal immigration, commentators suggest that the harshest previsions aired earlier this year are missing from the bill. READ MORE

Parliament to pass ’Stop Soros’ law

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ‘hate-mongering’ with its attack on Soros-funded NGOs and CEU. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, defends the planned legislation claiming that it is intended to increase transparency. READ MORE