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Remembering Hungary’s occupation by Nazi Germany

A historian remembering Hungary’s 1944 occupation contends that the Allied powers ignored the fate of Hungarian Jews. Another young historian calls for a more nuanced and less politicized interpretation of the 1944 events. READ MORE

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Repercussions of the Christchurch massacre

A conservative blogger interprets the Christchurch spree as an anti-traditionalist attack on traditional values. A pro-government pundit wonders if the massacre could be a secret service plot. An alt-left commentator calls on the government to distance itself from the terrorist’s ideology. READ MORE


Weeklies on March 15 and Fidesz’s place in Europe

The nationwide weeklies were on the stands well before the Prime Ministers of Poland and Hungary addressed a crowd in Budapest on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution, but they analysed the importance of the event beforehand and also dwelled on its international implications. READ MORE

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Weber seen as conciliatory towards Fidesz

While on his return from Budapest to Germany, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said Viktor Orbán should swiftly meet his conditions if he doesn’t want his Fidesz party to be expelled from the European People’s Party, Hungarian commentators agree that he is working on a smooth settlement of the dispute. READ MORE

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Weber and Orbán thought to have saved Fidesz’s EPP membership

Although after three hours of talks with PM Victor Orbán in Budapest, EPP top candidate Manfred Weber said they could not agree on all issues, a liberal reporter believes,  that he offered a face-saving solution to the last contentious issue. READ MORE

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Government edging towards agreement with the Academy of Sciences

Opinions sharply diverge on a preliminary agreement that is meant to end a standoff between the Academy of Sciences (MTA) and the government. READ MORE

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Orbán and Weber to meet in Budapest

As EPP top candidate Manfred Weber is expected to meet PM Orbán in Budapest in the coming days, before the European People’s Party summit next week to discuss a motion to expel Fidesz, commentators assess the role of the Hungarian opposition in shaping the attitude of EPP decision-makers. READ MORE

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Calling for government intervention in the housing market

In the leading online liberal media outlet, an economist calls for the government’s intervention in the real estate market to make housing more affordable. He proposes that the government restricts short-term rentals and bans foreign investors from investing in real estate. READ MORE

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The meaning of International Women’s Day

A left-wing columnist calls for more respect and recognition for female nurses. A conservative historian accuses progressives of trying to erase gender differences. READ MORE

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PM Orbán would prefer to stay in the EPP

A conservative pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz should quit the EPP irresponsible. A left-wing columnist lambasts the EPP leadership for tolerating what he calls the antidemocratic politics of Fidesz for too long. READ MORE

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