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New data protection bill for public enterprises


Magyar Nemzet warns that a new bill restricting public scrutiny of state-owned companies could backfire, while Magyar Hírlap rejects such criticism as politically motivated. READ MORE

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Kúria clears the way for referendum on migrant quotas


An issue which Magyar Idők calls a pivotal battle for the future of the European Union, Népszabadság dismisses as a ‘non-issue’. READ MORE

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Economic recovery praised


Papers close to the government say the reforms are working in Hungary, and they chastise those who refuse to acknowledge this. READ MORE

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Socialist rally fails to attract crowds on Labour Day


Pro-government Magyar Idők rejoices, while left-wing Népszava worries about the dismal attendance at the Socialist rally in Budapest on Labour Day.

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Vona moves towards the centre


Commenting on the move of Jobbik’s Chairman to remove several vice presidents in an attempt to transform Jobbik into a broad based party, a radical right-wing pundit argues that the party Chairman must be given a free hand to choose his deputies.

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The left urged to build an alternative


A left-wing analyst calls on  supporters of the opposition to work out a coherent alternative to the incumbent government, starting with properly defining their own identity.

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Partisan divide blamed


A conservative pundit warns that actors on both sides of the political divide tend to see the devil in each other and offer mutually unrealistic scenarios to explain history and current events.

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The MSZP prepares for key congress


A former leading Socialist politician avoids choosing between the four candidates for the party’s leadership and suggests that the MSZP should rebuild itself on the basis of spontaneous local movements. One of those candidates, in turn, suggests a shift to the left is needed in the MSZP.

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National Bank President still under fire


As the debate over the management of the funds of the National Bank (MNB) rolls on, passionate articles abound both in condemnation and in defence of its President.

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Journalists leave VS.hu in protest


As at least five journalists leave the liberal news site in protest against covert funding by the National Bank, a pro government analyst calls them hypocrites. READ MORE

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