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Pro-government pundit rejects being branded ’pro-Russian’

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

The publishing director of a pro-government weekly dismisses a suggestion by the Polish Prime Minister that his newspaper is pro-Russian. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the elections in Poland

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

A former liberal diplomat welcomes the victory of the opposition in Poland, while a pro-government commentator warns the Hungarian Left that it was not PM Orbán who lost his seat in Poland. READ MORE

Ruling party loses election in Poland

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Commentators see the result as a big loss for Hungary’s right-wing government. READ MORE

EPP leader Tusk calls Hungary a ’degenerate democracy’

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

A pro-government commentator suggests that Donald Tusk and liberals in the EU criticize Hungary and accuse its government of violating basic EU norms, simply in order to divert attention from the EU’s failure to cope with the coronavirus. READ MORE

Tusk compares Orbán to former Nazi theorist

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Left-liberal outlets describe Mr Tusk’s statement as a mild gesture, while pro-government sites hit back with the alleged collaborator past of the People’s Party President’s grandfather. READ MORE

Migration on the agenda of the EU summit

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

A pro-government pundit hopes that the Visegrád countries will reject the introduction of mandatory migrant relocation at the EU summit. His left-wing counterpart accuses PM Orbán of not showing solidarity towards other EU member states. READ MORE

European Parliament committee endorses mandatory migrant quota plans

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist contends that the EU proposal to introduce mandatory migrant redistribution quotas is a grave threat to Europe as well as Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s assessment of the EU summit

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Commentators across the political spectrum speculate on the future of the European Union, the Visegrád cooperation process, and other consequences of the Friday EU summit. They all agree that Hungary will have to make a tough choice if the EU is transformed into a two-speed union. READ MORE

PM Orbán has international friends on his side

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Left- and right-wing analysts equally recognise that the Hungarian Prime Minister is not isolated any more with his views on immigration in Europe. They differ however on whether he’s right or wrong and whether his position will ultimately prevail. 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