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Weeklies on the opposition’s meagre chances


Analysts on both Right and Left believe that the fragmented left-wing opposition stands no chance whatsoever of winning next year’s elections, at least not in their present shape. Right-wing commentators suspect however that the Socialist Party is doomed even in the longer run. READ MORE

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V-4 unity seen as ephemeral


A left-wing analyst thinks that although the Visegrád countries unanimously oppose the idea of a multi-speed Europe, in the end Hungary will be left on her own in her relentless opposition to Brussels. READ MORE

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Netanyahu concludes three day visit to Budapest


A liberal analyst believes that the Israeli Prime Minister came to Hungary to seek new allies within the European Union, while a conservative commentator hopes that his visit will help eradicate the remaining traces of anti-Semitism among Hungarian right-wingers. READ MORE

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Netanyahu praises Hungary as Israel’s ally


A liberal columnist suggests that what visiting Israeli Prime Minister has in common with Mr Orbán is that both of them are nationalists.  A pro-Israeli author praises both governments for protecting national, religious and cultural traditions. READ MORE

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Hungary


The Israeli Prime Minister is criticised by a left-wing pundit, while his visit is interpreted by a right-wing commentator as convincing proof that the accusations of anti-Semitism levelled against the Hungarian government from time to time are groundless. READ MORE

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Joint legal initiatives by the Left and Jobbik


A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing opposition parties of hypocrisy after a series of joint moves with Jobbik. READ MORE

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FINA World Aquatics Championship in Budapest


A left-wing weekly and a centrist commentator accuse the government of using the water sports championship for propaganda purposes and corruption. A pro-government pundit finds such accusations pathetic and politically motivated. READ MORE

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Population would fall without immigration – Eurostat finds


Conservative commentators fear that mass migration to Europe is unlikely to stop in light of the divergent demographic trends in Europe and the developing world. READ MORE

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Liberal writer lambasts moderate analysts


A liberal writer labels as cowards those political commentators who try to maintain a balanced view. They should show a little more civil courage and name the Orbán government as an outright tyranny. READ MORE

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EU launches infringement procedure over NGO law


As the European Commission starts a new infringement procedure against Hungary over the law on foreign-funded NGOS, a right-wing columnist accuses NGOs of having ‘anarchist leanings’. A liberal blogger thinks that the procedure jeopardizes the membership of Fidesz in the European People’s Party. READ MORE

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