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Hungarian repercussions of the Catalonia referendum

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A pro-government and an independent conservative pundit ponder the broader implications of the Catalonian referendum, including its impact on transborder Hungarian minorities. Both quote the title of George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia’ in their headlines. READ MORE

Parliament amends anti-corruption law

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A pro-government commentator believes that the new anti-corruption legislation will make it harder for the opposition to accuse the government of corruption. A left-wing commentator suggests that the stricter regulations are unlikely to reduce corruption. READ MORE

Referendum to cap salaries of state-owned company CEOs

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A left-wing blogger welcomes the proposed referendum on capping the salaries of state-owned company CEOs. A pro-government commentator likens the plan to elements of communist ideology. READ MORE

Tripartite call for federal Europe

Monday, March 6th, 2017
A pro-government pundit characterises a new call for a federal Europe as a desperate reaction to Brexit, which runs against the dominant trend in European politics.

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A liberal view of Budapest’s failed Olympic bid

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Magyar Narancs celebrates the withdrawal of Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games as a third victory over Viktor Orbán and his government within a year.

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Further ruminations on the withdrawn Olympic bid

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Two conservative columnists regret that there will be no referendum on the Olympic application. A third conservative pundit thinks that the bid fell prey to party politics. READ MORE

Can Momentum keep up the momentum?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Most commentators believe that the governing forces will withdraw Budapest’s Olympic bid, after a new political movement collected almost twice as many signatures as necessary to back a referendum on the subject. They also ponder whether Momentum, after this spectacular success, will become a significant opposition force. READ MORE

Is the Olympic bid doomed?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

A centrist analyst believes that the cause of the 2024 Budapest Olympic Games is irrevocably lost, as it has lost popular support in the Hungarian capital. He lays the blame on the promoters themselves. READ MORE

Olympics referendum lacks support of Left

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A left-wing commentator lambasts the MSZP and the DK for criticising the initiators of a referendum on Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, and accuses them of playing into the government’s hands. READ MORE

Jobbik leader calls for cancellation of residency bonds programme

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A pro-government pundit accuses Jobbik of treason as party leader Gábor Vona makes Jobbik’s support of PM Orbán’s constitutional amendments conditional on scrapping the residence bond scheme. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, thinks that unless Fidesz complies, it will become evident that the governing party has a financial interest in selling Hungarian residence to foreigners. READ MORE