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Weeklies on where Hungary stands in today’s world

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Leftist and liberal authors accuse the government of turning its back on western allies, while pro-government commentators believe Hungary’s leaders are simply desperately trying to preserve peace on the continent. READ MORE

Weber compared to Aesop’s grasshopper

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

A right-wing pundit rejects the idea put forward by the chairman of the European People’s Party who called on gas importing countries to share their gas ‘through binding mechanisms’ with other EU member countries. READ MORE

Von der Leyen’s candidacy seen as ‘a victory’

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Pro-government commentators describe the choice of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the top candidate for European Commission President as a success for the V4 countries and PM Orbán personally.  A liberal analyst remarks that the original People’s Party Candidate, Manfred Weber is more conservative in his views than Ms von der Leyen. READ MORE

PM Orbán opposes Timmerman’s candidacy

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Opposition outlets write that the Prime Minister is frightened by the prospect of Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans being elected President of the European Commission, while pro-government outlets characterise him as George Soros’s man. READ MORE

Manfred Weber repudiates Fidesz

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

A pro-government columnist again calls on Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, after Manfred Weber disavowed Hungary’s governing party. READ MORE

Fidesz’ EPP membership suspended

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The leading pro-government daily as well as a left-wing pundit read the suspension of Fidesz membership in the EPP as a pragmatic deal that benefits both Fidesz and the EPP. READ MORE

Weeklies on March 15 and Fidesz’s place in Europe

Monday, March 18th, 2019

The nationwide weeklies were on the stands well before the Prime Ministers of Poland and Hungary addressed a crowd in Budapest on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution, but they analysed the importance of the event beforehand and also dwelled on its international implications. READ MORE

Weber seen as conciliatory towards Fidesz

Friday, March 15th, 2019

While on his return from Budapest to Germany, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said Viktor Orbán should swiftly meet his conditions if he doesn’t want his Fidesz party to be expelled from the European People’s Party, Hungarian commentators agree that he is working on a smooth settlement of the dispute. READ MORE

Weber and Orbán thought to have saved Fidesz’s EPP membership

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Although after three hours of talks with PM Victor Orbán in Budapest, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said they could not agree on all issues, a liberal reporter believes,  that he offered a face-saving solution to the last contentious issue. READ MORE

Orbán and Weber to meet in Budapest

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

As EPP top candidate Manfred Weber is expected to meet PM Orbán in Budapest in the coming days, before the European People’s Party summit next week to discuss a motion to expel Fidesz, commentators assess the role of the Hungarian opposition in shaping the attitude of EPP decision-makers. READ MORE