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EU seen as a hybrid system

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

An EU expert thinks that calls for a federal Europe on the one hand, and for a return to national sovereignty on the other, both threaten the delicate institutional balance of the European Union. READ MORE

Competing visions of colonisation

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

A left-wing columnist fears that Chinese and Russian investment will weaken Hungary’s economic and cultural sovereignty. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, sees EU federalization as the gravest threat to Hungary’s independence and freedom. READ MORE

Weeklies on strategic issues

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Three weeklies devote long articles to Hungary’s place in the world and its attitude towards its own history. This comes in reaction to the increasingly visible animosity between the government and several important international allies, who demonstratively back the standpoint of the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

The MSZP continues to lose ground

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst thinks the Socialist Party should urgently find a convincing mission for itself – or possibly lose its place in Parliament. READ MORE

UK leaves EU

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

A commentator in the leading pro-government daily admires the UK for leaving the EU and restoring its national sovereignty. READ MORE

Calls for a national Left

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

A left-wing political analyst suggests that national feeling and social democracy can complement each other, and calls on the Hungarian Left to embrace national ideas. READ MORE

A middle-of-the-road view on nationalism

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

A political analyst dismisses the arguments of both European pro-integrationists and nationalists, and claims that neither group has a credible vision of Europe and European nation-states. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s annual Kötcse address

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

In a first reaction to the Prime Minister’s regular September speech to his intellectual supporters, a pro-government commentator welcomes Mr Orbán’s resolve to bolster Hungary’s independence. READ MORE

Amazon wildfires linked to sovereignty issues

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Pundits in weeklies right across the political spectrum discuss the Amazon rain forest fires alongside issues of national sovereignty. READ MORE

Pros and cons of the Euro

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

As the Forint weakens to an all-time low against key currencies, a liberal analyst thinks that the government has multiple reasons not to introduce the Euro. READ MORE