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Brussels refugee fine plan

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Two columnists point out that Hungary may have to pay stellar penalties for rejecting compulsory migrant relocation quotas, if the European Commission gets its way in the European Parliament and the European Council. READ MORE

Ruminations on the EU-Turkey migrant deal

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Two conservative commentators criticize the EU for abandoning its core principles and trusting its security to Turkey. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, hopes that the lifting of the Turkish visa requirement will strengthen democrats in Turkey without compromising the EU’s security. READ MORE

Migrant pact between the EU and Turkey

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Commentators fear that the deal struck at the European summit with Turkey will be hard to implement in practice and might provoke risky consequences. READ MORE

Merkel’s stance criticised

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

A leading conservative pundit accuses the German chancellor of putting the future of her country and of Europe as a whole at risk by refusing to opt for a brand new immigration policy. READ MORE

EU-Turkey migrant deal in limbo

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Magyar Idők praises Viktor Orbán for saying no to the Turkey-EU draft deal, while Magyar Nemzet and Népszabadság accuse the government and public service media of staging a publicity stunt in Brussels to try to boost the Prime Minister’s popularity at home. READ MORE

Escalation of Syrian crisis feared

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Commenting on the downing of the Russian jet, columnists on Left and Right think that after the incident, it is unlikely that Russia will work with NATO to jointly restore peace in Syria. READ MORE

Europe’s war on terror

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Conservative pundits claim that the great powers are going to war in Syria to promote their own geopolitical interests rather than to fight terrorism. Far from making Europe safer, attacking Syria may deepen the terror problem, they suggest. READ MORE

Ruminations on Kurdistan and NATO

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

A left-wing analyst considers Turkey’s attack on the Kurds, and suggests that Kurdistan would deserve independent statehood. He also draws a parallel between President Erdogan’s and PM Orban’s foreign policy strategy. READ MORE

Turkish PM in Budapest

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A pro-government commentator accuses the left-wing opposition of serving foreign interests by criticising the government’s efforts to enhance relations with Turkey. Hungary has to promote cooperation with East and West alike, he suggests. READ MORE