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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

The V4-+ Austria summit in Budapest

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks PM Orbán has made significant headway in his efforts to counter the mainstream EU leaders in their policies on migration. The leaders of the Visegrád-4 countries met Chancellor Kurz of Austria in Budapest on Thursday and urged the EU to focus on the protection of its external borders rather than on migrant relocation. READ MORE

Hungary seen as a potential driving force in Eastern Europe

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

A pro-government analyst suggests that Hungary should play a leading role in uniting Central and East European countries which have basic common interests despite their many differences. READ MORE

PM Orbán visits the CSU

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A left-wing commentator lambasts Horst Seehofer, leader of the CSU for calling Hungarian Prime Minister a democrat. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, hopes that Bavaria will join the coalition of the Visegrád countries and help Europe return to its core national and religious values. READ MORE

Kurz seen as an ally for the Hungarian government

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A pro-government analyst believes that Austria’s new chancellor will seek allies in Hungary and the other Visegrád 4 countries, in order to in counter German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies. As a result, he believes, new opportunities will open for Hungary for her voice to be heard in the European Union. READ MORE

Austrian election seen as mostly positive for Hungary’s government

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A pro-government columnist expects that cooperation between Austria and Hungary will improve under the new Austrian government led by Sebastian Kurz. A liberal commentator thinks that a right-wing coalition’s restrictive stance on intra-EU migration may create friction between Austria and Hungary. READ MORE

An East-West divide within the EU in the making?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A pro-government weekly carries a call by a conservative Polish analyst for East European unity against what he regards as unfettered domination by Western élites. READ MORE

Hungary ‘unlikely’ to drift away from the EU

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

A left-liberal political analyst disagrees with opposition politicians who see Hungary as slowly but surely drifting away from the European Union. READ MORE

Attitudes to migration as a test for East and West within the EU

Monday, September 18th, 2017

In the heat of the German electoral campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel has lambasted Hungary for refusing to accept the redistribution of refugees within the European Union. In the light of her comments, Hungarian weeklies wonder how relations between Hungary and the EU, and in a wider context, between   Western and Eastern Europe will evolve over the years to come. READ MORE

Slovakia – V4 outsider/EU insider?

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

A left-wing columnist predicts that Slovakia will ultimately join the mainstream EU countries rather than remaining loyal to the Visegrád 4 group, of which it is a member. READ MORE