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Weaker Forint may counterbalance steep wage hikes


An analyst writing for the leading online business news site believes that growing productivity and the weakening Forint may help Hungary avoid a ‘wage hike catastrophe’. READ MORE

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Notre Dame burns down


A pro-government commentator interprets the destruction of Notre Dame as an allegory for the decline of European Christianity. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that Notre Dame was a symbol of a common European culture and identity. READ MORE

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Hungary’s construction sector at full steam


A pro-government columnist comments on the exceptional expansion of the construction sector, and praises the government for boosting the economy. He adds that Hungarian growth may be sturdy enough to continue even if the country gets less EU funding. READ MORE

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Gyurcsány accuses Orbán of threatening peace


A pro-government commentator criticises the Democratic Coalition for accusing PM Orbán of undermining peace in Europe. A left-wing columnist calls for more EU-integration. READ MORE

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Opposition unity scuttled in Budapest


A lberal weekly condemns opposition parties for being unable to unite in the mayoral race in Budapest. READ MORE

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The Prime Minister calls for the protection of ‘Christian heritage’


A pro-government commentator welcomes Mr Orbán’s statement about the vital importance of Christianity for Europe, while Hungary’s only neocon pundit condemns that position as pure identitarianism. READ MORE

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A liberal take on the Slovak presidential election


Following the election of liberal activist Zuzana Čaputová as President of Slovakia, a liberal pundit believes Hungary would be far better off with presidents elected by plebiscite, rather than by Parliament. READ MORE

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Russian collusion charges rejected as selective


A pro-government columnist finds the charges of collusion with Russia, which have been levelled against critics of the liberal mainstream, as both ungrounded and selective. READ MORE

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Bernard-Henri Lévi meets PM Orbán


After the famous French philosopher, a vocal critic of the Hungarian Prime Minister, spent two hours with Viktor Orbán, newspapers extensively quote his critical remarks and three outlets carry commentaries criticising Lévy. READ MORE

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Hungary’s ’African American’ opera singers


A liberal commentator describes the move of 15 opera singers to declare themselves African Americans to be able to perform Porgy and Bess as witty. READ MORE

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