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Visegrad 4 collaboration in peril?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

A centrist analyst suspects that the Visegrád alliance will lose steam, after the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court’s to reject the primacy of EU law over national legislation, and the likely end of Andrej Babis’ government in the Czech Republic. READ MORE

A lone (friendly) comment on PM Orbán’s visit to London

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

While most media have confined their coverage of the British-Hungarian summit to news reports and press reviews, a pro-government political analyst describes as telling the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister was only the second European leader (after his Irish counterpart) to be received at 10 Downing Street since Brexit. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the state of the Visegrad Group

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the V4 has abandoned its original aims and lacks internal cohesion, and therefore has no future. READ MORE

V4 at 30

Friday, February 19th, 2021

As the Visegrád Group celebrates the anniversary of its establishment in 1991, a pro-government commentator contends that the importance of the V4 alliance has been boosted by the EU’s failures to resolve emergencies.

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Migration as a threat to social stability

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

A pro-government commentator and another at Hungary’s top left-wing daily both suggest that ‘uncontrolled mass migration’ undermines social peace. READ MORE

Macron courts Hungary and Poland

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

A pro-government pundit cautions against what he sees as an insincere attempt by President Macron of France to befriend the leaders of Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Opposition cities seen as bases for victory at general elections

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

A liberal weekly welcomes the alliance of liberal-led East European cities as the advance guard of a potential shift in government throughout the region. A conservative constitutional lawyer warns the leaders of the cities that now they must prove their ability to govern in order to become serious challengers to the incumbent government. READ MORE

Hungary’s regional standing after the Slovak election

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator thinks that after the election of the liberal Zuzana Čaputová as Slovak President, Hungary will become increasingly isolated. READ MORE

Angela Merkel meets V4 leaders

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Pro-government columnists commenting on the Bratislava summit disagree on whether German Chancellor Merkel has joined the Visegrád leaders in their stance against mass migration to Europe. READ MORE

PM Orbán calls for a strong Central Europe

Monday, November 19th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with the Prime Minister’s strategy to strengthen Central European regional cooperation. A left-wing commentator thinks Viktor Orbán’s hopes for Central Europe are just pie in the sky. READ MORE