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French Ambassador to Budapest replaced after Pro-Orbán memo


A conservative author thinks the French Foreign Ministry harmed itself by leaking a confidential note in which its ambassador to Budapest suggested a shift in France’s attitude toward the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

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Orbán’s intense diplomatic season


Commenting on the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Putin of Russia and his forthcoming visit to Israel, a pro-government analyst asserts that the Hungarian Prime Minister has become an important player in international affairs. READ MORE

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Viktor Orbán’s success attributed to Christian democratic governance


A pro-government commentator ascribes the Orbán government’s success to PM Orbán’s decision to abandon liberal ideology and follow Christian democratic principles instead. READ MORE

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Liberal fears over entrenched privacy norms


A liberal columnist fears that the constitutional amendments on privacy will decrease transparency. READ MORE

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Football as a metaphor of politics


A pro-government columnist claims that the World Cup shows that national feeling is an inherent part of human nature, and those politicians who choose to ignore this are making a huge mistake. A left-wing columnist criticizes the Hungarian football funding system. READ MORE

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NATO summit in Brussels


Two conservative columnists call on Europe to strengthen its geopolitical independence. A former US State Department advisor fears that President Trump will weaken NATO.  READ MORE

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A conservative take on the Budapest Pride


A conservative critic of the Budapest Pride walk thinks that homosexuality is a private affair. She fears that the public display of homosexuality and transgenderism may influence children. READ MORE

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Fidesz candidates win Budapest local elections


As Fidesz candidates win landslides in two Budapest district elections, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of fraudulent propaganda. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, thinks that the opposition parties have lost all their credibility. READ MORE

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Budapest Pride 2018


Commenting on Saturday’s Budapest Pride parade, a left-wing blogger suggests that both the Hungarian public in general and the police have established a healthy and normal relationship with the gay rights demonstration. READ MORE

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Simicska sells his businesses


A left-wing pundit describes the former Fidesz party treasurer as an emblematic figure of Hungary’s recent past. He suspects that his media empire may end up in pro-government hands. READ MORE

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