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Opposition leaders quit after lost election

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

As a series of party leaders resign, admitting their failure to mount a credible challenge to the incumbent government, commentators try to figure out what the new age which began on Monday will bring to Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s victory explained

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Commentators agree that the fragmented opposition could only have defeated the incumbent government by uniting its forces, but that scenario was overly optimistic. Opinions diverge on the consequences. READ MORE

Election stakes assessed with six days to go

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist believe that next Sunday’s election will determine Hungary’s fate for a long time to come.  READ MORE

Migration quota disputes in the UN and EU

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

A right-wing columnist thinks that the Hungarian government is justified in dismissing the UN resolution on migration. A conservative critic of the government accuses PM Orbán of fear-mongering over migration. READ MORE

Who is threatening whom?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

A liberal pundit accuses the Prime Minister of threatening his critics. A pro-government columnist dismisses the accusation and recalls that the opposition has threatened government politicians with imprisonment. READ MORE

March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election. READ MORE

PM calls for defending national identity

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Columnists, just like the Prime Minister whose speech they commented on, were in full campaign mode on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

George Soros accused of standing behind Slovak protests

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Two Slovakian/Hungarian authors criticise PM Orbán for agreeing with his beleaguered Slovak counterpart who suspects George Soros behind the protest movement which has built up since the killing  of a investigative journalist in Slovakia. A Transylvanian author thinks whatever his sins, Mr Fico is an important ally for Hungary against mass immigration. READ MORE

PM says mass immigration is a threat to growth

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

As Prime Minister Orbán says that fast economic growth necessitates stopping migration into Hungary, pundits on Left and Right ponder if and how population movements may impact the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s state of the nation speech

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the Prime Minister’s annual state of the nation address. READ MORE