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Bill Clinton accuses Hungarians of opting for autocracy

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Commentators find Bill Clinton’s remarks on Hungary unfair, but for differing reasons. READ MORE

President refuses to sign controversial laws

Friday, March 11th, 2016

A day after János Áder sent bills restricting public scrutiny both of foundations run by the National Bank and the postal services to the Constitutional Court for review, Heti Válasz worries about government policies which it believes could undermine the party’s own power base, while Magyar Nemzet urges the inner opposition within Fidesz to come forward. READ MORE

Liberal commentators attack ‘Emergency State of Terror’ bill

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A former Socialist representative puts forward a ’personal conspiracy theory’ about Fidesz’s proposal on the planned ‘Emergency State of Terror’ constitutional amendment, while a liberal commentator calls such laws hotbeds of dictatorship. READ MORE

PM vs ombudsman: checks and balances in operation?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

A leading columnist of the main pro-government daily argues that although many still look to the EU for political balance, checks and balances are actually functioning in Hungary. READ MORE