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European Parliament opens talks on mandatory migrant quotas

The leading pro-government daily harshly criticizes a decision by the European Parliament to discuss a motion on mandatory migrant redistribution quotas in the European Union. READ MORE

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Paradise papers seen as proof of elite duplicity

A conservative columnist in the leading pro-government daily interprets the latest offshore account revelations as proof that Western elites use offshore tax havens to circumvent nation states and that some even use their tax gains against nation states. READ MORE

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Head of the tax authority intervenes in gas prices

A conservative and a pro-government pundit disagree whether the tax authority’s personal intervention in fuel prices is in-line with the tacit rules of democracy. READ MORE


Fidesz party congress in focus

Left-wing and liberal pundits accuse the government of creating an alternative reality. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, think that the opposition lives in a bubble which prevents them from understanding the reasons behind the popularity of Fidesz. READ MORE

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PM Orbán re-elected as party leader

In the first comment on the weekend Fidesz party congress, a conservative critic of the government accuses Fidesz of using apocalyptic rhetoric to mobilize voters rather than debating more down to earth issues. READ MORE

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More comments on November 7

Over the past few days, Internet news sites swarmed with commentaries on the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, but only one of the nationwide weeklies dedicated its editorial to the anniversary. READ MORE


Gyurcsány against transborder Hungarians’ voting rights

Two conservative editors devote their regular weekly editorials to DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s initiative to collect signatures to support his idea to scrap the law allowing ethnic Hungarians living in other countries who acquired Hungarian citizenship to take part in elections in Hungary. READ MORE

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Opposition opinion makers seen as living in a bubble

A left-wing political scientist finds that the cultures war being waged by the intellectual élite of the opposition doesn’t even remotely intersect with the desires, the complaints and the ambitions of the majority. READ MORE

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Kurz seen as an ally for the Hungarian government

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

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Medgyessy wouldn’t reject an alliance with Jobbik

The former Socialist Prime Minister takes it for granted that Fidesz will win a third consecutive turn in government next year. The only way that could be prevented would be with an improbable alliance between Jobbik and the Left.

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