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First reaction to the Barcelona terror attacks

In an early comment on the Barcelona attacks, the editor-in-chief of the leading pro-government daily thinks that Central and Eastern Europeans are fully justified in opposing migrant quotas and illegal migration. READ MORE

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Hungarian GDP grows by 0.9 per cent in Q1

Although the growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is slightly beneath the expectation of experts, analysts agree that the government’s objective of 4.1 per cent growth can still be achieved in 2017. READ MORE

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Jobbik leader ready to apologize to Jews and Roma

Both a pro-government commentator and a liberal analyst doubt if Jobbik leader Gábor Vona can convincingly distance himself and his party from Jobbik’s earlier extremist statements concerning Jews and Roma. READ MORE

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Left and right trade accusations of media bias

A pro-government media outlet accuses a left-wing journal of distorting the news by failing to properly report acts of terror committed by a person of immigrant background. A left-wing blogger thinks it is the pro-government media which is highly biased against migrants.


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Gender-theory and Islam seen as enemies of the government

A pro-government pundit contends that the traditional Left-Right distinction has lost its meaning. He suspects that it has been replaced by the competition between national and cosmopolitan parties. READ MORE

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A left-wing take on transborder voting

As the government starts mobilizing Hungarian voters in neighboring countries ahead of next year’s general election, a left-wing columnist urges the Left to start a new chapter in transborder politics and reach out to non-resident voters. READ MORE

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Dispute over the economic implications of migration

A conservative economist suspects that core EU states facilitate migration in order to import a cheap labour force. A liberal analyst dismisses the claim that migration is the biggest economic challenge, and recommends the government spend more on education. READ MORE

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US-North Korean relations in focus

A conservative columnist believes that the dispute between the US and North Korea will not escalate into an armed conflict. If it does, it would have disastrous implications, he fears. READ MORE

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Left-wing debate on higher wages

A left-wing political economist believes that in order to boost productivity, the state needs to intervene and boost wages. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, fears that higher wages would increase first and foremost alcohol and tobacco consumption. READ MORE

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Migration still in focus

A left-wing and a liberal commentator accuse the government of fomenting anti-immigrant hysteria. A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s announcement to offer asylum to an Iranian Christian girl facing deportation from Sweden. READ MORE