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Gender-theory and Islam seen as enemies of the government

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

A pro-government pundit contends that the traditional Left-Right distinction has lost its meaning. He suspects that it has been replaced by the competition between national and cosmopolitan parties. READ MORE

FINA World Aquatics Championship in Budapest

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A left-wing weekly and a centrist commentator accuse the government of using the water sports championship for propaganda purposes and corruption. A pro-government pundit finds such accusations pathetic and politically motivated. READ MORE

Liberal writer lambasts moderate analysts

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A liberal writer labels as cowards those political commentators who try to maintain a balanced view. They should show a little more civil courage and name the Orbán government as an outright tyranny. READ MORE

Netanyahu withdraws protest against anti-Soros poster campaign 

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Commentators sharply disagree about whether the government’s anti-immigration ad and billboard campaign depicting George Soros is anti-Semitic or not. READ MORE

Parliament passes NGO law

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Two liberal weeklies accuse the government of trying to demonize and silence foreign funded watchdog organizations. READ MORE

Opposition stagnating in polls

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

In a comment on recent opinion polls, a centrist political scientist thinks that opposition parties still have some chance to prevent the victory of Fidesz in the 2018 election. A conservative columnist is more sceptical – he thinks that the opposition lacks a credible vision. READ MORE

Germany ponders cutting funds for EU rule breakers

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

As Germany looks into freezing the EU funding of countries that violate the rule of law, a left-wing columnist supposes that the government might quit the EU if no EU funds were forthcoming. A liberal commentator suggests that it is unlikely that such punitive mechanisms will be implemented. READ MORE

George Soros still on political centre stage

Monday, May 8th, 2017

As the dispute over George Soros and his network rolls on and grows ever more bitter, pro-government weeklies and dailies call for harsh measures to curb the alleged influence of the Hungarian-born philanthropist and his foundations. A left-wing journalist accuses the government of absurd falsifications and fear-mongering. READ MORE

The Left’s chances in 2018

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A left-wing columnist contends that the recent anti-government protests do not threaten Fidesz chances of winning next year’s Parliamentary election. READ MORE

Opposition rallies on May 1

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist thinks that Hungarian voters will not buy the opposition’s claims that the Fidesz government is ruining the country. Two liberal commentators fear that the Left is unlikely to unite against Fidesz. READ MORE