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Migration on the agenda of the EU summit


A pro-government pundit hopes that the Visegrád countries will reject the introduction of mandatory migrant relocation at the EU summit. His left-wing counterpart accuses PM Orbán of not showing solidarity towards other EU member states. READ MORE

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Jobbik to demonstrate against campaign finance fine


As the Jobbik party announces a demonstration ‘in defence of democracy’, a left-wing blogger wonders whether liberals and left-wingers should join the demonstration of the radical party. READ MORE

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Fidesz MP accused of anti-Semitic mockery


Left-wing commentators interpret a Fidesz MP’s joke as anti-Semitic. Pro-government pundits think that the accusations are exaggerated and politically motivated. READ MORE

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Left-wing parties still fighting each other


A left-wing commentator explains the MSZP’s decision to nominate Párbeszéd‘s Gergely Karácsony as candidate for PM as proof that left-wing parties, including the Socialists, have lost any hope of winning the April election. READ MORE

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Gergely Karácsony named by MSZP as candidate for PM


A pro-government commentator pokes fun at the blunders following the nomination of an official of another party as the prime ministerial candidate of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). READ MORE

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State Audit Office fines Jobbik 


Liberal and conservative pundits accuse the State Audit Office of Hungary of using double standards after it fined Jobbik for illicit campaign financing. A pro-government columnist thinks the office did its job and applied the law in a fair way. READ MORE

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Brussels sues Hungary on three counts


As the European Commission presses three infringement procedures against Hungary, a pro-government commentator accuses it of applying double standards and of violating Hungary’s sovereignty. READ MORE

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Hungary blocks Ukraine’s NATO integration


Magyar Nemzet agrees with the government’s assessment that the recently adopted Ukrainian education act severely curbs education in minority languages, but finds it misplaced for Hungary to be a lonely protester against embattled Ukraine. READ MORE

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The West blamed for the Ukraine crisis


A conservative commentator lambasts the United States and Europe for being unable to make up their minds on what to do about Ukraine. He thinks this is the cause of the political instability and the ensuing nationalist drive there. READ MORE

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A left-wing outsider cautions against alliance with Jobbik


A well-known Marxist philosopher argues passionately against the idea of a Left-Jobbik alliance, as the supposedly only way to vote the incumbent government out of office. He places his arguments in a broad-brush tableau depicting the rise of the right and the demise of the Left and of Liberalism. READ MORE

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