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Trócsányi’s nomination as EU Commissioner blocked

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Pro-government outlets are outraged by the decision of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament to reject Mr Trócsányi’s candidacy. A left-liberal columnist dismisses the PM’s explanation of what happened. READ MORE

France and Germany take asylum seekers from Italy and Malta

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A pro-government columnist calls the agreement reached by the four Interior Ministers ‘a dishonourable pact’, while a liberal commentator thinks Hungary risks remaining isolated with her anti-immigration policies. READ MORE

A left-wing take on Article 7 procedure against Hungary

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator predicts that the EU will not punish Hungary for the violation of basic democratic norms. He accuses the EU leadership of putting their political interests before the defence of core European values. READ MORE

Future Leyen-Commission described as ‘balanced’

Friday, September 13th, 2019

A left-wing analyst believes that the President-elect of the European Commission was trying to satisfy all sides in her distribution of the portfolios among the 27 future Commissioners. READ MORE

Hungary’s Trócsányi to become Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

A conservative commentator sees Mr Trócsányi’s nomination to Enlargement Commissioner within the European Commission as a victory for Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on the PM’s summer address

Monday, August 5th, 2019

In their first issues after Prime Minister Orbán delivered his annual policy speech at the Summer Fidesz event in Transylvania on 27 July, weekly newspapers try to make sense of his new notion of ‘Christian liberty’. READ MORE

PM Orbán meets Ursula von der Leyen

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds it encouraging that after their first meeting, PM Orbán said it was ‘a good decision’ on his part to back her candidacy. READ MORE

Weeklies on the new setup within the EU

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A pro-government analyst looks into the background of the votes cast by Hungarian left-liberal MPs against Fidesz candidates for EU posts. A liberal weekly lambasts the Greens and the Socialists for not supporting Ursula von der Leyen’s election as President of the European Commission. An evangelist columnist interprets her election as an expression of Germany’s drive to dominate the EU. READ MORE

Conflicting views on von der Leyen

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A left-wing analyst thinks that the new President of the European Commission will be PM Orbán’s staunch opponent, while a pro-government commentator believes she should keep Hungary’s merits
in mind. READ MORE

Fidesz votes deemed crucial in electing von der Leyen

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

In their first comments on the election of the new President of the European Commission, commentators on both sided of the political divide remark that Ursula von der Leyen would have lost Tuesday’s vote had she not been supported by the 13 Fidesz MEPs. READ MORE