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Demszky dismisses OLAF report

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

In a lengthy article in the main pro-government daily Budapest Mayor István Tarlós does not accuse his liberal predecessor of corruption, but  finds his attempt to discredit the EU report on the Metro 4 project pathetic. READ MORE

Budapest projects in limbo

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The leading left-wing daily contends that the government wants to punish the left- and liberal leaning capital city by redirecting structural development funds to its core constituencies in the countryside. The main pro-government daily is convinced that infrastructural projects will not grind to a halt in Budapest. READ MORE

Dispute over the Sirály cultural club

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

A left-wing daily accuses the Mayor of Budapest of closing down a cultural club in order to silence anti-government protesters. A pro-government commentator believes that the Jewish cultural organization running the Sirály cultural club without paying rent used its resources to orchestrate anti-government protest. READ MORE

Rogán vs Tarlós: a sign that the PM is weakening?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

A left wing columnist speculates that the conflict between Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and one of Fidesz’s young shots, Antal Rogán, Mayor of the capital’s 5th district might be a sign that PM Viktor Orbán’s position is weakening. READ MORE

Infighting within Fidesz?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Most media watch in incredulous silence the mayors of 23 districts of the capital (almost all right wing) form an alliance which ostensibly challenges the authority of the right wing mayor of Budapest. One right wing commentator, however, calls their move insane. READ MORE