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A desperate opposition view on local elections


A left-wing commentator believes that the political class is too attracted to centralism for the local elections scheduled for the autumn to make any real sense. READ MORE

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A left-wing take on the Ukrainian presidential election


A left-wing analyst hopes the newly elected ‘outsider President’ of the Ukraine will   bring relief to Hungary’s tormented north-eastern neighbour. READ MORE

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Magyar Nemzet on Hungary’s international image


The leading pro-government daily opens its pages to contributions about why Hungary has international image problems and what she should do to improve her reception in the world. READ MORE

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Big Fidesz victory forecast in EP election


Five weeks ahead of the European Parliamentary election, both pro-government and left-leaning pundits predict a Fidesz victory. READ MORE

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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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