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’56 commemorations interrupted by whistling

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Commentators see the incidents in front of the Parliament building on the anniversary of the 1956 revolution as signs of a deep division within Hungarian society. READ MORE

Leader leaves teachers’ protest movement

Friday, September 30th, 2016

A left-wing analyst blames the opposition for being unable to capitalise on protest movements in different sectors of the economy. READ MORE

A new round of teachers’ protests

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

As teachers organize a full day strike demanding education reforms and higher salaries, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator agree that it is unlikely that teachers will achieve their aims. READ MORE

Teachers’ protest movement may run out of steam

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Ahead of next Wednesday’s (20 April) national teacher’s strike, Népszabadság worries that ordinary people are increasingly baffled by the protests which follow one another in rapid succession. Magyar Nemzet agrees, while Magyar Idők claims people are fed up with the movement. READ MORE

‘Political aspirations’ suspected behind teachers’ protests

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Right-wing dailies warn of political goals behind teachers’ protests and urge a purely professional stance on educational issues. READ MORE

Wild strike not supported by Trade Unions

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A liberal commentator excoriates the Trade Union confederations which cautioned against illegal strikes in protest against government policies. READ MORE

March 15 protest – a beginning or the end?

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the demand that the PM and the President should apologise ‘for the past six years’ will help the teachers’ protest movement turn into a political force or signals the end of it all. READ MORE

Weeklies on teachers’ protest

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Left-wing and liberal weeklies accuse the government of destroying the education system. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, speculates that the opposition parties are orchestrating the teachers’ protests in the hope that they can bring down the Orbán government, if another flow of migrants reaches Hungary in the spring. READ MORE

Further repercussions of the teachers’ demonstration

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Commentators on both Left and Right ponder the broader implications of the teachers’ rally against the centralized education administration on Saturday. READ MORE

Teachers’ rally in Budapest

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Following Saturday’s mass demonstration, Népszabadság declares what it calls ‘Orbán’s educational counter-revolution’ a failure, while Magyar Nemzet likens the unshaven protestors to the student movement which gave birth to Fidesz 28 years ago. READ MORE