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Housing subsidy scheme kicks off

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Two conservative economists welcome the government’s plan to reverse unfavourable demographic trends through a lavish home subsidy scheme. A left-wing analyst thinks that the government’s proposal will be available only for middle class families and will thus entrench inequality. READ MORE

Details of large scale home subsidy plan announced

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

A left-wing commentator fears that the government’s plan to offer a subsidy of 10 million forints for young families will entrench poverty. His conservative counterpart calls such fears outright ridiculous. READ MORE

Echoes of the US Supreme Court same sex marriage ruling

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States defining same sex marriage as a constitutional right splits Hungarian public life across the left liberal versus conservative divide line. The leftist argument is that the law must not stand in the way of love, while conservatives fear that same-sex marriage will further aggravate demographic decline in developed countries. READ MORE

Dispute over gay and heterosexual pride

Monday, July 7th, 2014

On the eve of the annual Budapest Pride walk, conservative columnists suspect that the gay pride movement has been taken over by a militant core that wants to force its worldview on majorities and silence those who do not agree with them. Liberal commentators accuse conservative religious defenders of traditional values and the family of reframing old style homophobia. READ MORE

Tax cuts for families with children

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

A left-wing commentator believes that the new family tax allowance proposed by the government will increase inequality. His conservative counterpart welcomes the proposal which he believes will stimulate the birth rate. READ MORE

Christian Democrats and the family

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Left-wing commentators accuse the Christian Democrats of discriminating against domestic partnerships by denying them the same legal status marriages have. A conservative columnist on the other hand contends that traditional families are the cornerstones of healthy nations. READ MORE