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Retail multinationals accused of selling lower quality products in Hungary


A pro-government columnist finds it outrageous that some products sold in Hungary are of a lower quality than the same goods sold in western Europe. His colleague agrees that Hungarians should buy Hungarian-made products – provided their quality is good. READ MORE

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ELTE to launch gender studies program


Conservative commentators fulminate as Eötvös Loránd University announces plans to open a degree program in gender studies. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, accuses the critics of gender studies of trying to force their ideological vision on Hungarians. READ MORE

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Further ruminations on the withdrawn Olympic bid


Two conservative columnists regret that there will be no referendum on the Olympic application. A third conservative pundit thinks that the bid fell prey to party politics. READ MORE

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Buadpest withdraws Olympic bid


As the government announces that it is withdrawing the application for the 2024 Olympic Games, a pro-government commentator accuses the Left of betraying the nation as well as its own voters. Liberal analysts, on the other hand, rejoice over the announcement. READ MORE

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Socialist frontrunner rules out cooperation with Gyurcsány


Commentators wonder if a left-wing electoral pact is possible, as the Socialist candidate for Prime Minister calls on his main potential ally to quit politics altogether. READ MORE

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PM Orbán opens spring session debates


A conservative economist agrees with the Prime Minister that the economy is on a firm footing and that Hungary haa chance of catching up with western Europe. Another analyst accuses the Prime Minister of trying to divert attention from corruption. READ MORE

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Hungarian film wins Golden Bear


The leading pro-government daily contends that Ildikó Enyedi’s success at the Berlin film festival indicates that the Hungarian public film funding system works well. A left-wing commentator acknowledges the state’s role in the success, but nonetheless considers the fund distribution scheme absurd. READ MORE

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Can Momentum keep up the momentum?


Most commentators believe that the governing forces will withdraw Budapest’s Olympic bid, after a new political movement collected almost twice as many signatures as necessary to back a referendum on the subject. They also ponder whether Momentum, after this spectacular success, will become a significant opposition force. READ MORE

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Is the Olympic bid doomed?


A centrist analyst believes that the cause of the 2024 Budapest Olympic Games is irrevocably lost, as it has lost popular support in the Hungarian capital. He lays the blame on the promoters themselves. READ MORE

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PM withdraws from Left coalition talks


A leading left-wing pundit excoriates all left-wing parties for pursuing their individual interests instead of co-operating to defeat the incumbent government in next year’s election. READ MORE

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