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Third dose of coronavirus vaccine offered from August


As the government makes a third dose of Covid vaccine available for citizens, a left-wing columnist accuses it of ignoring science. A pro-government commentator defends the government’s early decision to use the Chinese vaccine to speed-up immunization. READ MORE

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PM Orbán calls referendum


A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s decision to call a referendum on the controversial child abuse legislation. A liberal columnist interprets the referendum as an act of ‘political paedophilia’. READ MORE

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Left-wing analyst defends inclusion of Jobbik in opposition alliance


A left-wing political scientist acknowledges that some of the values espoused by Jobbik are anathema to left-wing and liberal voters, but he nonetheless believes that Jobbik should be part of the opposition cooperation. READ MORE

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Storm of accusations over spyware allegations


A prominent left-wing columnist and the leading pro-government daily give diametrically opposing interpretations of the Pegasus spyware scandal. READ MORE

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Government accused of using spyware


As the government stands accused of using spyware to monitor critical journalists and other individuals, a left-wing pundit likens PM Orbán to the dictators of the East. Pro-government commentators are skeptical that the government illegally tapped its critics. READ MORE

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Weeklies on conflicts with the EU


The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

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EU starts legal action against Hungary (and Poland)


Reacting to the infringement procedure launched by the European Commission over LGBTQ issues, a pro-government historian thinks this controversy resembles the clash over asylum-seekers in the late 2010s. A left-wing commentator, by contrast, sees a clear political motive behind the ‘child protection law’ identified as homophobic by the European Commission. READ MORE

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EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education


As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

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Alt-left commentator against Tokyo Olympics


A radical leftist author demands that the Tokyo Olympic Games be called off. He finds both the timing and the idea of modern Olympics unacceptable. READ MORE

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A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election


A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

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