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Mazsihisz rules out co-operation with Jobbik


Reacting to an article in The Times of Israel, the Alliance of Hungarian Jewish Faith Communities (Mazsihisz) declared that it is not willing to establish contacts with Jobbik in any way.

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Hungary promises to keep Russian-controlled bank in check


A pro-government accuses a left-liberal site of ‘engaging in espionage’ after it reported that PM Orbán promised the US ambassador in private that the Hungarian authorities will not let the Russian-controlled International Investment Bank set up its headquarters in Szabadság Square, opposite the US Embassy. READ MORE

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Climate change ‘dogma’ challenged


A pro-government scientist defies the ruling international carbon-emission consensus and agrees with President Trump’s scepticism on the issue. READ MORE

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Rock star responds to critics


A fortnight after his performance at the Fidesz summer event in Transylvania, rock singer and songwriter András Lovasi has rejected allegations that his presence there was an expression of allegiance to the government.

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PM Orbán likened to Donald Trump and Matteo Salvini


A pro-government pundit ascribes the success of the three leaders to their courage in challenging the elite and their talents as communicators. READ MORE

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Brain drain and emigration within Europe continues


Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians to slow down emigration. A pro-government columnist likens pro-migration EU politicians to colonizers. READ MORE

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More on the Coca-Cola ad skirmish


A liberal and a pro-government weekly both link the dispute over Coke ads depicting gay couples to migration and civilizational issues. Alt-left bloggers wonder if the Left should follow the lead of a multinational company by advocating gay rights. A pro-government columnist calls for more tolerance from liberal gay-rights activists. READ MORE

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Inflation slows down, but vegetable prices surge


A left-wing analyst criticizes the National Bank for not raising the base rate despite the high inflation rate. Other economists think that higher prices are the natural result of increasing wages and a higher demand for higher quality goods. READ MORE

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Maccabi Games seen as a model for Hungarian identity building


The leading pro-government daily lauds the European Maccabi Games organized in Budapest, and suggests that Hungary should also launch a similar global sports competition to strengthen Hungarian identity. READ MORE

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Dispute over public education


A left-wing columnist criticizes the government’s amendments to the public education act. A conservative pundit contends that bureaucratic efforts to integrate disadvantaged children are doomed to fail. READ MORE

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