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Chances of rapid growth in 2021


An economic analyst thinks that Hungarian GDP growth may exceed 6 per cent only if the inflation rate is kept under control and there is no new major coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE

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Further Covid restrictions described as ‘unnecessary’


A centrist commentator thinks that the government should lift all remaining restrictions, since vaccines are available for everyone in the country. Those who decide not to get inoculated should bear the responsibility for their own fate. READ MORE

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Dispute over government record


A pro-government commentator praises the government’s vaccination performance and post-Covid recovery policies. Left-wing columnists, on the other hand, fear serious problems ahead, including increasing inequality. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the government’s referendum


Left-wing weeklies sharply dismiss the government initiative to hold a referendum on the sexual education of children as a pointless act of propaganda. A right-wing commentator only agrees with them on one point – namely that the plan should be read in the context of mutual efforts to mobilise supporters ahead of next year’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

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Lewis Hamilton slams Hungary’s ’child protection law’


A pro-government author sarcastically thanks the British Formula 1 driver for what he sees as an involuntary contribution to the government’s victory in next year’s election. READ MORE

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Government’s referendum initiative to support its ’child protection law’


A pro-government commentator argues that the referendum and the law it serves to support are intended to defend children from aggressive LGBTQ propaganda. An opposition-leaning author dismisses the initiative as a ploy to mobilise Fidesz supporters. READ MORE

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Opposition primaries kick off


As opposition sympathisers start voting to choose their candidate for Prime Minister and for the 106 MPs to be elected in individual constituencies, a left-liberal author calls the project an event of potentially historic significance. READ MORE

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Opposition protests the spyware scandal


Opposition news sites complain about the small number of demonstrators who joined the opposition march in Budapest on Monday. A pro-government analyst takes it as proof that the spyware scandal is a hoax. READ MORE

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Budapest Pride as an opposition march


As for the first time in its history, the LGBTQ march through Budapest was also an anti-government demonstration, opinions sharply diverge on its message. READ MORE

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Hungary seen as an island of ‘normality’


Conservative commentators accuse the ‘West’ and ‘Brussels’ of attacking Hungary in order to punish it for defending traditional Christian and European values. READ MORE

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