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Opposing takes on Parliamentary Speaker’s speech to national security officials

An opposition-leaning commentator believes the Speaker called on the security services to interfere with internal politics and therefore should immediately resign. A pro-government columnist retorts that the Speaker’s words have been misrepresented by the opposition. READ MORE

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Fears of electoral irregularities on both sides of the political spectrum

A liberal commentator fears that the new permanent residence regulations open up the possibility of electoral fraud. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the US will interfere with the Hungarian election next year and help ‘pro-migration and pro-LBGT’ politicians to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

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Márki-Zay supports same sex marriage

A Christian conservative and a liberal commentator try to make sense of the opposition frontrunner’s controversial statements on Christian values and secular politics. READ MORE

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Hillary Clinton criticizes Hungary’s government

A pro-government pundit dismisses Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Hungary is an authoritarian dictatorship that threatens world peace. READ MORE

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Extraordinary vaccination week in progress

A left-wing commentator praises the government’s move to abolish the registration requirement and stage an extraordinary vaccination week. READ MORE

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V4 summit in Budapest

Prime Minister Orbán calls on the European Union to drop infringement procedures against Hungary and Poland, and help them protect Europe from illegal immigration. READ MORE

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Calls for vaccine mandate

A left-wing and a moderate commentator call on the government to introduce mandatory vaccination. Without explicitly endorsing vaccine mandates, a pro-government columnist lambasts Western European anti-vaxxer protesters. READ MORE

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Registration rules revised for permanent residence

As Parliament approves the new permanent residence rules, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to increase its base by offering even more voting rights to trans-border Hungarians. The leading pro-government daily accuses the opposition of using trans-border Hungarians as bogeymen again. READ MORE

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Left-wing weeklies on the freezing of fuel prices

Two left-wing weeklies condemn the government in unison for freezing the prices of petrol and diesel. READ MORE

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Weeklies on FIDESZ congress

A conservative commentator defends the governing party’s Christian character against left-wing critics, while another appreciates the personal qualities of Viktor Orbán, the re-elected party leader. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, calls Fidesz a party of thieves and dunces. READ MORE

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