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Lessons of the Bavarian state election


A pro-government and a conservative pundit agree that the Bavarian election result provides evidence of a systemic shift in German politics. They offer diametrically opposing interpretations,however, of the future prospects of centre-right parties in the new German political landscape. READ MORE

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Tension between Hungary and Ukraine


Pro-government sites claim that extreme right-wing Ukrainian organisations which publish the addresses of ethnic Hungarians denouncing them as traitors are being supported by the government in Kiev. A liberal weekly accuses the Hungarian government of playing into Moscow’s hands with its attitude towards Ukraine. READ MORE

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Turkish mosque not permitted


In the wake of President Erdoğan’s visit to Budapest, a left-wing commentator remarks that despite appearances, Hungarian-Turkish relations ‘are not unclouded’. Hungary refuses to authorise the building of a mosque which would be sponsored by Turkey. READ MORE

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Wake up call to Europe


A pro-government historian believes that leading West European politicians would like to go back to the times when Eastern Europe was a second-rate region. She invites them instead to meet the new challenges of the modern era. READ MORE

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Historian defends the House of Fates


A historian who helped devise the House of Fates project four years ago writes that the controversy around the exhibition, which will be devoted to the memory of Holocaust child victims, is an expression of emotions rather than facts. READ MORE

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Erdogan in Budapest


After the first day of President Erdogan’s visit to Budapest, left-wing outlets complain about the absence of criticism of oppression in Turkey on the part of the government and remark that public demonstrations against the Turkish President have been feeble. READ MORE

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Government side accuses Facebook of censorship


After the Facebook account of a pro-government journalist was suspended, an MP of the Christian Democrats claimed that Facebook content-screening in Hungary is overseen by an NGO ‘funded by (Hungarian-born US financier and philanthropist) George Soros.’ READ MORE

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Remembering the martyrs of the 1948-49 revolution


Two pro-government authors recall the martyrs of the 1848-49 revolution, and call on Hungarians to defend national sovereignty in the same spirit. READ MORE

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House of Fates to open in 2019


A libertarian pundit finds it sad that the completion of the House of Fates, originally scheduled for inauguration four years ago, is taking so long. He thinks that more transparency concerning the planned exhibits could help to resolve the debates over the new museum. READ MORE

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Hungary-Ukraine skirmish over dual citizenship


As Ukraine and Hungary exchange diplomatic blows over Hungarian dual citizenship in Ukraine, a pro-government and a left-wing columnist ponder how Budapest can best protect the interests of the Hungarian minority in that country. READ MORE

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