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Who is threatening whom?

March 21st, 2018

A liberal pundit accuses the Prime Minister of threatening his critics. A pro-government columnist dismisses the accusation and recalls that the opposition has threatened government politicians with imprisonment. In Index, Tamás Fábián interprets as a clear threat to the critics of the government PM Orbán’s March 15 statement that he would ‘get even’ – politically, […]

Former PM Gyurcsány urges opposition coordination

March 20th, 2018

As Ferenc Gyurcsány invites opposition leaders including Jobbik’s Gábor Vona to coordinate their electoral strategies, a pro-government columnist thinks that by the April election, a broad anti-Fidesz coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik will emerge.

March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign

March 19th, 2018

Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

PM calls for defending national identity

March 17th, 2018

Columnists, just like the Prime Minister whose speech they commented on, were in full campaign mode on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution.

Pro-government ‘Peace March’ on national holiday

March 15th, 2018

A prominent pro-government columnist explains that he and his friends have called for a pro-government demonstration in order to save Hungary from the opposition and the threat they believe it represents to national identity.

George Soros accused of standing behind Slovak protests

March 14th, 2018

Two Slovakian/Hungarian authors criticise PM Orbán for agreeing with his beleaguered Slovak counterpart who suspects George Soros behind the protest movement which has built up since the killing  of a investigative journalist in Slovakia. A Transylvanian author thinks whatever his sins, Mr Fico is an important ally for Hungary against mass immigration.

Karácsony introduces his ‘shadow cabinet’

March 13th, 2018

Pro-government news outlets slam the team the left-wing candidate for Prime Minister has introduced as members of his future cabinet four weeks before the election as a ‘Soros squad’.

Four weeks until the election

March 12th, 2018

A month before the April election, analysts from right across the political spectrum find it impossible to predict the outcome of the vote. The opposition may stop Fidesz from securing a majority, but it is also possible the Fidesz will win two-thirds of the seats in Parliament once again.

Further ruminations on Lázár’s Vienna video

March 10th, 2018

A liberal commentator suspects that Mr Lázár wants to divert attention from corruption through anti-immigrant fear-mongering. A pro-government blog accuses the liberal media of falsifying facts in order to help the opposition parties in the campaign.

Minister Lázár says migrants make Vienna suburb dirty, poor and unsafe

March 9th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with János Lázár that life in Vienna is changing under the impact of Muslim immigration. A left-wing commentator finds Mr Lázár’s suggestions cynical and ridiculous.