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Hungary to host 2027 aquatics world championship


A pro-government and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed interpretations of FINA’s decision to accept Hungary’s candidacy to host the 2027 aquatics World Championship in Budapest.

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National Bank’s loose monetary policy to continue


The leading independent business news site agrees with the decision of the National Bank to keep its base rate low. It predicts that as growth slows down in Europe, the Hungarian National Bank can keep its loose monetary policy alive for a long time without having to fear a sudden weakening of the national currency. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the new setup within the EU


A pro-government analyst looks into the background of the votes cast by Hungarian left-liberal MPs against Fidesz candidates for EU posts. A liberal weekly lambasts the Greens and the Socialists for not supporting Ursula von der Leyen’s election as President of the European Commission. An evangelist columnist interprets her election as an expression of Germany’s drive to dominate the EU. READ MORE

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A left-wing defence of MEPs voting against Fidesz candidates


A left-wing commentator takes up the defence of the Hungarian Members of the European Parliament, who prevented three Fidesz nominees from being elected vice chairmen of EP subcommittees. READ MORE

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Conflicting views on von der Leyen


A left-wing analyst thinks that the new President of the European Commission will be PM Orbán’s staunch opponent, while a pro-government commentator believes she should keep Hungary’s merits
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Fidesz votes deemed crucial in electing von der Leyen


In their first comments on the election of the new President of the European Commission, commentators on both sided of the political divide remark that Ursula von der Leyen would have lost Tuesday’s vote had she not been supported by the 13 Fidesz MEPs. READ MORE

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Next year’s budget forecasts over 4 per cent growth


Commenting on next year’s budget, which was adopted by Parliament last Friday, analysts acknowledge the successes of the past eight years and ponder the chances of further growth. READ MORE

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A liberal critique of left-wing MEPs


A veteran liberal commentator strongly disagrees with opposition MEPs who voted against Fidesz candidates for various posts within the European Parliament. READ MORE

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Exchange of fire over EU nominations


A pro-government pundit suggests that opposition chairpersons of Hungarian Parliamentary committees should be replaced if opposition MEPs block Fidesz nominees for EP positions. A liberal columnist recalls that in 2009, Fidesz MEPs voted against a Socialist nominee in the European Parliament. READ MORE

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Matteo Salvini was allegedly offered Russian money


Pro-government commentators attribute the accusations levelled against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini as an attack on anti-immigration politics. A left-wing pundit believes Russia supports radical right-wing politicians to achieve geopolitical objectives. READ MORE

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