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Gyurcsány’s ’ultimatum’ to the PM

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Reacting to a statement by former  Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, that his 72 hour ultimatum has expired, and he now considers PM Orbán as having been blackmailed by Russia, his claim is dismissed by two of Mr Orbán’s conservative critics. READ MORE

PM Orbán under fire in the European Parliament

Friday, April 28th, 2017

While the Prime Minister defended his policies against sharp criticism by the European Commission and MEPs, a legal analyst wrote that the infringement procedure launched by the Commission against Hungary rests on shaky foundations. READ MORE

Prime Minister Orbán’s Easter interviews

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Commenting on PM Orbán’s Easter interviews, a conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz has alienated its conservative intellectual supporters. A pro-government commentator shares the PM’s view, when he detects George Soros behind the recent anti-government protests. READ MORE

President Áder signs amendments to the Higher Education Act

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

After President Áder ordered the promulgation of the amended Act on Higher Education, political polarisation has reached new levels in the Hungarian press. READ MORE

Lajos Simicska’s war on Fidesz

Friday, April 7th, 2017

A pro-government commentator and a political analyst ponder the implications of the coordinated attack by media mogul Lajos Simicska and Jobbik on PM Orbán. READ MORE

Hungary satisfied with the Rome declaration

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Two days after PM Orbán signed the joint declaration of EU heads of state and government on the 60th anniversary of the founding Rome Treaty, commentators emphasise the controversies between Hungary and the bulk of the Union. READ MORE

Martin Schulz criticizes the Hungarian government

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the victory of Martin Schulz at the German election would be undesirable for the Hungarian governing party. READ MORE

Weeklies on President Áder’s re-election

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The re-election of János Áder as President of Hungary by the government majority in Parliament prompts conflicting evaluations of his performance as head of state and of the role played by his only opponent, jurist László Majtényi who fought a symbolic battle to make his case as an alternative candidate. READ MORE

March 15 celebrations

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Left-liberal commentators complain that the gatherings held by the opposition on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution were highly uninspiring for those who would like to see a regime change in Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s assessment of the EU summit

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Commentators across the political spectrum speculate on the future of the European Union, the Visegrád cooperation process, and other consequences of the Friday EU summit. They all agree that Hungary will have to make a tough choice if the EU is transformed into a two-speed union. READ MORE