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Press reactions to Orbán’s Strasbourg showing

Democratic discourse is not Viktor Orbán’s strong suit, said Süddeutsche Zeitung about the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Wednesday appearance in Strasbourg.

presenting the priorities of the Hungarian EU presidency to the European Parliament, Viktor Orbán got into crossfire for the government’s new media regulation.

Another German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said that Hungary is not on the way of autocracy adding that it is high time to start an objective dispute on the Hungarian media law.  

Austrian Der Standard applauded Orbán for not being a coward but adds that Europe now is more in need of a man who is ready to make compromises instead of someone who prefers fights. French conservative daily Le Figaro said that Orbán created an ideological divide between the right and left wing caucuses that is very rare in Strasbourg. (BBJ)