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Wholesale corruption charges levelled and dismissed

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Magyar Nemzet accuses unnamed officials of having channelled vast amounts of bribes to offshore accounts. One of the ‘money couriers’ is allegedly a ‘protected witness’ in the USA. Magyar Idők quotes a series of official statements characterising the report as groundless. READ MORE

Election campaign in full swing

Monday, March 26th, 2018

With just two weeks to go till the Parliamentary election, weeklies and the dailies’ weekend editions discuss corruption scandals and ponder what comes after 8 April. READ MORE

Fidesz electoral victory taken for granted

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

A left-wing commentator sees no obstacle that could thwart the government’s endeavour to build an ‘illiberal democracy’, but warns corrupt acolytes that they might fall victims to it. A conservative pundit, on the other hand predicts that negative campaigning against the government will prove self-defeating. READ MORE

New OLAF complaint against Hungary

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using corruption allegations to veil their own misdeeds, after they urged the publication of a report by the anti-fraud office of the European Union which found irregularities in a project worth 40 million Euros. READ MORE

Jobbik as the central theme of year-end politics

Monday, December 18th, 2017

As the Jobbik party stands accused of illicit campaign financing, columnists on Left and Right ponder the impact of its billboard-financing controversy on party politics and electoral chances. READ MORE

Jobbik to demonstrate against campaign finance fine

Friday, December 15th, 2017

As the Jobbik party announces a demonstration ‘in defence of democracy’, a left-wing blogger wonders whether liberals and left-wingers should join the demonstration of the radical party. READ MORE

The West blamed for the Ukraine crisis

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A conservative commentator lambasts the United States and Europe for being unable to make up their minds on what to do about Ukraine. He thinks this is the cause of the political instability and the ensuing nationalist drive there. READ MORE

Government plans to further boost tourism

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s plan to increase government spending on tourism. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of intending to channel subsidies into the pockets of friends and relatives.  READ MORE

EU Budgetary Control Committee visits Hungary

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Pundits from all across the political spectrum use the visit of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee to accuse the government and the opposition of corruption. READ MORE

Parliament amends anti-corruption law

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A pro-government commentator believes that the new anti-corruption legislation will make it harder for the opposition to accuse the government of corruption. A left-wing commentator suggests that the stricter regulations are unlikely to reduce corruption. READ MORE