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Another controversial statement by Péter Márki-Zay


A pro-government pundit lambasts opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay for suggesting that the opposition represents all currents, including fascists and communists. A left-wing commentator accuses the right of ignoring Márki-Zay’s clarification and apology.

Dániel should apologise to prostitutes as well


Péter Dániel, a left-wing activist has apologized for labelling Mária Wittner, a victim of the post-1956 purges, “a cheap prostitute”. A left-wing commentator suggests that the memories of actual hookers who became martyrs of the revolution should also be respected.

A judge’s approach to the vandalisation of Horthy’s statue


Right-wing commentators are appalled by the statement of a judge who convicted but at the same time praised a protester for damaging a statue recently erected to Hungary’s interwar ruler. Left-wing analysts welcome the judge’s position and disagree with the Vice President of the Supreme Court, who scolded his colleague ...

Controversies over party funding, and over Horthy and Kádár, the two main figures of 20th century Hungarian history


A centrist analyst fiercely opposes the Prime Minister’s idea of suspending public funding for political parties. A left wing commentator believes Fidesz has even broader control over public assets than the ruling party had under Communism. A sociologist shows that Hungary’s Communist ruler is more popular today than he even ...

The Wittner-case


Népszava defends right wing MP Mária Wittner, a fighter in the '56 revolution, who was verbally attacked by a left wing activist. 

Weeklies on Hungary’s deteriorating relations with its allies


Critics lambast the government for its stance on Ukraine and increasingly conflictual attitude towards NATO and EU allies, while pro-government commentators take the cabinet’s side in its conflicts with international partners.

PM Orbán’s football scarf sparks controversy


A pro-government pundit and a left-wing columnist reflect on a photo of the Prime Minister showing him after the latest match of the Hungarian football team, wearing a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary.

Endgame within Jobbik?


As the recently deposed chairman of Jobbik leaves his party and announces he is setting up a new one, a pro-government pundit rejoices at the sight of what he calls an increasingly unserious and fragmented opposition.

Sanctions on Russia and Europe’s future


Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the broader implications of EU sanctions on the future of Europe.

Weeklies on the opposition a full month after its electoral defeat


Commentators on both sides of the political spectrum suggest that the weaknesses which sealed the opposition’s fate during the elections have further deepened over the past weeks.