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Weeklies on the coming municipal elections


With just three weeks till the municipal elections, commentators in the weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the chances of the opposition to defeat Fidesz candidates in Budapest and major provincial cities.

Ideology deficit of the Alt-left


A left-wing analyst attributes the weakness of Alt-left movements in Hungary to their liberal ideology, which he believes alienates middle and lower class voters with more conservative world-views.

Parliament approves Fidesz family protection plan


A pro-government official finds it reassuring that most opposition MPs voted in favour of the government’s family protection bill. A left-wing analyst and a liberal weekly, on the other hand, lambast opposition representatives whom they accuse of selling out to Fidesz.

Case CEU – how important is it?


Left wing commentators consider the departure of the US-accredited degree modules of the Central European University a major defeat for democracy. A conservative analyst remarks that the West does not seem too concerned.

Therapies for demographic decline


A conservative and a left-wing analyst agree that Hungary is facing rapid demographic decline. They offer diametrically opposing remedies, however, to depopulation.

Stakes at the 2019 EP election


A pro-government commentator and a left-wing analyst both think that the 2019 European Parliament election will determine the identity of Europe for a long time to come.

LMP under left-wing pressure to co-operate with the DK


In Népszava, Balázs Böcskei, the founding director of the IDEA Institute of Political Analyses and his colleague, Balázs Barkóczi argue that the green party is losing more than it gains by refusing to co-operate with the left, especially with Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition (DK).

2016: A bitter year for the Left


In their end of the year opinion pieces, left-wing columnists paint a sad picture of the state of the world and Hungary within it.

Terrorism in Europe – a clash of civilizations?


Conservative papers interpret the recent terror attacks as harbingers of a clash of civilizations in Europe. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, fear that the civilizational war rhetoric is used by authoritarian governments to justify their methods.

The balance sheet of the migration dispute


Commentators ponder whether the dispute over migration will strengthen or weaken the governing party, and if the opposition can capitalize on the indignation stirred up by the government’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.