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A bill against Heineken beer

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

A conservative legal analyst finds it ridiculous and unconstitutional that the government intends to enact a law in retaliation against Heineken which has had a Hungarian Transylvanian beer banned by a Romanian court. READ MORE

President Áder re-elected

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A left-wing columnist describes President Áder as unfit for the job and praises opposition candidate László Majtényi. His conservative counterpart on the other hand believes that Mr Áder’s first term has been successful. READ MORE

More on Constitutional Court election

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

While left-wing parties accuse the LMP of collaborating” with the ruling parties, the first left-wing media reaction is only mildly negative. A liberal and a conservative analyst, although both critical of the government, see the election of the missing Constitutional Court judges in a positive light. READ MORE

Opposition divided on 1956 anniversary

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Print weeklies agree that the left-wing opposition was unconvincing in its celebration of the anniversary of the 1956 revolution.  Opinions diverge on whether the opposition can recover – any time soon – from its current state of paralysis. READ MORE

Anti-terror legislation can pass after talks with Opposition

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Magyar Nemzet is happy to see a rare case of consensus forming on the floor of Parliament on an important issue. READ MORE

Government won’t negotiate anti-terror amendment

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A prestigious political analyst believes the planned amendment has no chance of going through, and thus he suspects it is part of a PR campaign. A pro-government columnist is convinced that the existing legal provisions would prove insufficient in the event of a genuine terror threat. READ MORE

Liberal commentators attack ‘Emergency State of Terror’ bill

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A former Socialist representative puts forward a ’personal conspiracy theory’ about Fidesz’s proposal on the planned ‘Emergency State of Terror’ constitutional amendment, while a liberal commentator calls such laws hotbeds of dictatorship. READ MORE

The PM’s acceptance speech

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A pro-government commentator suggests that Mr Orbán wants to serve the country as a whole, but the opposition will make national reconciliation impossible. A left-wing daily reads the speech as proof that the Prime Minister will continue to define people of different political views as enemies. A liberal paper thinks that the Prime Minister’s words about national unity hide an intent to suppress liberal and left-wing opinion and initiatives. READ MORE

New Parliament sworn in

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

As the new Parliament meets for the first time after the April election, commentators wonder if the years ahead might bring reconciliation between left and right. READ MORE

House Speaker criticised for fining protesting MPs

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

A veteran left-wing commentator admits that order and discipline are indispensable in parliament, but objects to extracting a substantial portion of the monthly salary of MPs as a form of punishment. READ MORE