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Snap election rumours debunked


A liberal analyst deems it highly unlikely that Fidesz would opt for calling a sudden general election. READ MORE

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Teachers Organizations Split on Roundtable Talks


Where Népszabadság identifies a government attempt to divide and conquer teachers’ organizations, Magyar Idők discovers a measuring stick which shows who is working for a solution and those who want only short-term political gain from the upheaval. READ MORE

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Russians ‘offer to revive’ Hungary’s flag carrier


The foundation of a new Hungarian national air carrier, rumoured to be the subject of talks between a Russian company and the Hungarian state, would not take the place of Malév, Magyar Idők suggests. Vs.hu concludes that the deal would benefit the Russian side, primarily. READ MORE

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Szydlo’s talks in Budapest


A new kind of partnership has emerged in which the countries of the Visegrád Four (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) have a chance to bolster their voice in a divided Europe, proclaims Magyar Idők, while Népszabadság suspects Poland has something much bigger in mind. READ MORE

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Zoltán Balog dismisses public education undersecretary


In a surprise move,the minister in charge of education fired his undersecretary, just days before she was to due to sit down for talks with protesting teachers. Magyar Nemzet and Népszabadság say this will not be enough to defuse the planned mass demonstrations. READ MORE

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Fidesz support hits a peak


Commenting on recent polls which show over 50 per cent support for Fidesz among probable voters, Hetek rejects the idea that the governing party will call early elections in order to regain a two thirds majority in Parliament, before emerging problems make this impossible. READ MORE

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Mild sentences in left-wing corruption cases


Right-wing commentators blame the courts for failing to hand down exemplary sentences to corrupt left-wing businessmen and politicians, while on the Left, the mild verdicts are cited as proof that the charges were at least partly politically motivated. READ MORE

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Is Paks extension not urgent anymore?


Twelve days before Prime Minister Victor Orbán’s visit to Moscow, a left-wing commentator suspects that both governments may have reasons to slow down the preparations for the planned extension of Hungary’s nuclear power station. READ MORE

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Pro-government experts urge higher health expenditures


Two conservative economists urge measures to stop the exodus of doctors and nurses, and suggest tax increases in order to make substantial wage hikes possible. READ MORE

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Teachers’ demos in eleven cities


A left-wing daily welcomes demonstrations initiated by the teachers of a Miskolc high school as an example of “the courage and autonomy of citizens”, while a right-wing webmagazine suggests that the teachers’ “legitimate protest movement” is being used by Soros-funded NGOs. READ MORE

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