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Russian cyberattacks on the Foreign Ministry corroborated


A left-wing analyst urges FM Szíjjártó to resign, because it turned out that his ministry lied when it denied the Russian cyber-attacks, while a pro-government pundit accuses the Left of falsely accusing the government of what they are doing themselves – selling out Hungary’s interests. READ MORE

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Magyar and Vitézy seen as harbingers of a new opposition


A commentator believes that any real threat to Fidesz rule may come from within the ruling party itself. READ MORE

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Nádas was too white to be shortlisted for a German literary prize


Left and right-wing commentators find it equally absurd of a German literary jury to discard Hungarian writer Péter Nádas from the top candidates of the HKW prize for the best novel of 2023, despite his book being found to be the best. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the campaign for the European elections


Commentators find significant novelties in this year’s electoral contest, mainly because of the appearance of a strong new opposition force – Péter Magyar’s TISZA party. READ MORE

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A left-wing take on the attempted murder of the Slovak PM


A leftist columnist warns that hate speech may easily transmute into violence. READ MORE

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First reactions to the shooting of Slovakia’s Prime Minister


Commentators warn against extreme partisanship and call on citizens in Slovakia and elsewhere to see what they have in common rather than what divides them. READ MORE

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Conflicting opinions on pre-electoral TV debates


A left-wing commentator thinks the public TV company cannot be trusted to stage a debate of front-runners ahead of the European elections, while his pro-government colleague accuses Péter Magyar of shying away from an open debate READ MORE

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Pundit scorns rival opposition candidates


A left-liberal commentator finds it tragic that left-liberal parties run against mainstream opposition candidates in several Budapest districts in the June municipal elections. READ MORE

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Row over electoral TV debates


A pro-government columnist finds it undemocratic of Péter Magyar to only accept televised pre-electoral debates with the top candidates. READ MORE

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Weeklies on Péter Magyar overtaking the old opposition


According to most recent opinion polls Péter Magyar’s Tisza party has taken the lead from the Democratic Coalition, which has been the strongest opposition party for the past five years. Median polling company reported that over half his followers are former left-liberal voters while 1 out of 7 voted Fidesz in 2022. READ MORE

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