As a former far-right leader is suspected of trafficking illegal migrants, the leading left-wing daily accuses the Right of fomenting xenophobia. A conservative columnist on the other hand thinks that Jobbik may have benefitted financially from illegal migration. READ MORE
In the leading conservative daily, a commentator accuses the government of surrendering its principles in pursuit of power. A columnist in a rival conservative paper dismisses this accusation and claims that Fidesz is acting in accordance with a conservative and democratic vision. READ MORE
As the National Bank concludes its easing cycle by cutting the base interest rate to 1.35 per cent, a conservative columnist contends that the MNB has helped economic growth significantly, and, despite leftist fears, the Forint has not been weakened by the rapid sequence of rate cuts.
A left-wing columnist suspects that a violent attack in the town of Szeged was motivated by the government’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. A pro-government commentator dismisses the accusation, and claims that many such incidents happened before the current dispute over immigration. READ MORE