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The PM’s baby boom plan


Commentators disagree on PM Orbán’s planned measures aimed at reversing Hungary’s demographic decline within the next decade. READ MORE

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Manchester seen as proving Hungary right


A pro-government analyst blames irresponsible western leaders for the spread of the terror threat in Europe and mentions Hungary’s strict immigration rules as an example of responsible policy. READ MORE

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Reactions to the Manchester terror attack


In their first comments on the lethal bombing attack in the Manchester Arena, analysts disagree on whether mass immigration from Muslim countries is a significant element in the rise of Islamist terror. READ MORE

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Local council election won by Fidesz


A conservative analyst suggests that the current opposition doesn’t offer a political home to the new generation which has expressed its discontent in a series of recent mass demonstrations. Thus he believes that a Fidesz victory in next year’s elections is not in jeopardy. READ MORE

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EP resolution dismissed by PM Orbán


An independent conservative commentator detects a series of inconsistencies in the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Hungary last week, and believes that it only further fuels domestic government propaganda. READ MORE

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Competition sharpens on the Left


Commentators across the political spectrum criticize the Left for trying to outbid the government with populist promises and by levelling unsubstantiated allegations against PM Orbán. READ MORE

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Economy growing faster than expected


A pro-government commentator interprets the 4.1 GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017 as a vindication of the government’s economic vision. A left-wing columnist objects that the Hungarian economy’s competitiveness has declined. READ MORE

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European Parliament calls for the triggering of Article 7 against Hungary


Pro-government commentators interpret the EP resolution against Hungary as a politically motivated attack by pro-migration forces. An independent and a left-wing columnist, on the other hand, agree with the authors of the text which accuses Hungary of violating basic EU norms. READ MORE

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Parliament adjusts advertisement tax rate


A left-wing columnist interprets the new advertisement tax rules as discriminatory. He accuses the government of intending to silence media outlets critical of the current regime. READ MORE

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EU fines Hungary for irregular tendering under Socialist-Liberal government


As the European Commission withdraws billions of Forints from Hungary because of irregular tendering between 2003 and 2009, a pro-government commentator accuses the former Socialist-Liberal government of corruption. READ MORE

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