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OLAF investigates MSZP’s false nurse video

A pro-government columnist suspects that the Hungarian Left will try to boost its popularity through lies and fake news as the 2022 general election approaches.

New OLAF complaint against Hungary

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using corruption allegations to veil their own misdeeds, after they urged the publication of a report by the anti-fraud office of the European Union which found irregularities in a project worth 40 million Euros.

Demszky dismisses OLAF report

In a lengthy article in the main pro-government daily Budapest Mayor István Tarlós does not accuse his liberal predecessor of corruption, but  finds his attempt to discredit the EU report on the Metro 4 project pathetic.

Hungary’s revolution was crushed 66 years ago

Commentators on both sides of the political divide remember the Soviet invasion in 1956 with an eye on contemporary controversies.

Germany and Hungary oppose ban on Russian energy imports

A pro-government pundit, known for his highly opinionated comments, finds it natural that the German chancellor doesn’t want gas and oil imports from Russia to stop. He lambasts the left-wing Hungarian media, which regularly accuse PM Orbán of being subservient to Russia if he expresses similar views.

More on the German elections

The leading dailies all agree that post-electoral German coalition talks may turn out to be more interesting than the campaign itself.

First reactions to the German election

In the first snap reactions to the Bundestag election results, pundits across the political scene foretell more tension between the next German government and Hungary.

Pro-government comments on German criticism of Hungary

Pro-government outlets suggest that German Social Democrats have a grudge against the Hungarian government. One author believes the crux of the controversy is a divergence of views on the future of Europe.

Polt confirmed as Chief Prosecutor, Handó elected Constitutional Court judge

A left-wing commentator calls both the Chief Prosecutor and the new Constitutional Court judge controversial figures who have harmed the rule of law in Hungary. A pro-government columnist praises their record.

Corruption and marital violence as campaign issues

Commentators try to make sense of a welter of accusations which appear to be central to the political campaigns ahead of the 8 April general election. Most tend to believe that the charges, albeit often politically motivated, are basically not untrue.