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Leading dailies on Viktor Orbán’s Tusnád speech


Left-wing columnists find the PM’s messages ambiguous. A pro-government commentator thinks that Mr Orbán has offered a clear analysis and a feasible proposal to overcome Europe’s multiple crises. A centrist pundit believes the prime minister may become one of the new leaders of the EU. READ MORE

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PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnád 2016


While most news sites confine themselves to lengthy reports on the Prime Minister’s address at the annual gathering in Transylvania, two opposition portals devote detailed comments to Mr Orbán’s positive assessment of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican Party Convention last Friday. READ MORE

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Exodus route deleted from school map


A conservative pundit pokes fun at the authorities who wiped Moses’ route to the Promised Land from school maps in order not to offend either Jewish or Palestinian Arab sensitivities. READ MORE

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Brussels plans on refugee relocation


Pro-government commentators sharply criticise the draft resolution prepared by the European Commission that would impose on member countries asylum seekers whose demands would be accepted by international experts. READ MORE

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Lauder’s anti-Semitism charge rebuked


Budapest’s Jewish journal described as disquieting that the number one representative of world Jewry should be ‘unaware of the real nature of contemporary anti-Semitism’. The paper rejects Lauder’s description of Hungary as the most anti-Semitic country in Europe. READ MORE

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Fidesz leads the polls


A left-wing analyst urges the opposition to come up with a convincing alternative to the government before it is too late to run for the next parliamentary elections with any hope of success. READ MORE

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Opposition to boycott the quota referendum


A veteran liberal politician agrees with the stance of those opposition parties who are calling on their supporters to boycott the referendum on compulsory migrant quotas. READ MORE

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Reactions to the failed coup in Turkey


Commentators are convinced that after foiling the coup, President Erdogan will consolidate his rule still further. At the same time they dismiss conspiracy theories about him being the real mastermind behind the attempted takeover. READ MORE

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Echoes of the Nice massacre


Commentators agree that in our age no society is fully sheltered from terrorist attacks. But they sharply disagree on the causes. READ MORE

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Esterházy dies at 66


Commentators across the political spectrum mourn Péter Esterházy as a great writer whose death is a huge loss for Hungary. READ MORE

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