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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.

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.

EU fines Hungary for irregular tendering under Socialist-Liberal government


As the European Commission withdraws billions of Forints from Hungary because of irregular tendering between 2003 and 2009, a pro-government commentator accuses the former Socialist-Liberal government of corruption.

Socialist and liberal politicians accused of corruption


The EU anti-fraud agency has published its report on the M4 Budapest metro. The report names Socialist-Liberal politicians and multinational companies as potential participants in Hungary’s largest corruption case.

EU to claw back €300 million of metro funds


Commenting on the recommendation by the anti-fraud agency (OLAF) of the European Union that Hungary should be compelled to refund the equivalent of 75 billion forints of European contributions because of alleged corruption, a pro-government columnist urges exemplary punishment for the culprits.