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PM Orbán opens spring session debates

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A conservative economist agrees with the Prime Minister that the economy is on a firm footing and that Hungary haa chance of catching up with western Europe. Another analyst accuses the Prime Minister of trying to divert attention from corruption. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s state of the nation speech

Monday, February 13th, 2017

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for offering a sober analysis of global and national challenges in his annual state of the nation address. An independent conservative and a left-wing columnist find his speech belligerent and lacking substance. READ MORE

Hungary’s chances in the shifting global order

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Pundits across the political spectrum speculate about Hungary’s role and opportunities in the international order that is emerging after Donald Trump’s inauguration. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s Lámfalussy lecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that after the election of Donald Trump, Hungary will have the chance to put the national interest first. A left-wing commentator doubts that Hungary is on an equal footing with the US. READ MORE

Hungary to take asylum seekers into custody

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A conservative pundit welcomes the government’s plan to take asylum seekers into custody while their applications are processed. Her left-wing counterpart thinks that there is no real terrorist danger that would necessitate such strict regulations. READ MORE

The challenges facing Europe in 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

A left-wing commentator sees resurgent nationalism as the biggest challenge for the European continent. His pro-government counterpart on the other hand identifies illegal migration and Muslim fundamentalism as the mean threats to Europe’s future. READ MORE

2016: the year of the ‘common sense’ revolt

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Conservative pundits reflecting on 2016 contend that the old global order has been shaken by the revolt of masses of people allegedly demanding ‘common sense policies’ rather than ‘politically correct ideologies’. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s Christmas interview trolled

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

A commentator at Magyar Nemzet views the unprecedented prank as the result of what he calls the government’s efforts to force the media into submission. A left-wing columnist finds it unethical that someone at a local daily adulterated PM Orbán’s Christmas interview. READ MORE

President Áder to serve another five years?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

A left-wing columnist believes that as the President’s term in office expires next year, both he and the Prime Minister may change their minds and opt for extending his stay in Buda’s Sándor Palace. READ MORE

Western leaders criticised for praising Fidel Castro

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Conservative pundits fulminate that the same Western politicians who often accuse the Orbán government of violating democratic norms remember Fidel Castro as some kind of hero – rather than a dictator with blood on his hands. READ MORE