Recent Posts

Notre Dame burns down

April 18th, 2019

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.

Hungary’s construction sector at full steam

April 17th, 2019

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.

Gyurcsány accuses Orbán of threatening peace

April 16th, 2019

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.

Opposition unity scuttled in Budapest

April 15th, 2019

A lberal weekly condemns opposition parties for being unable to unite in the mayoral race in Budapest.

The Prime Minister calls for the protection of ‘Christian heritage’

April 15th, 2019

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.

A liberal take on the Slovak presidential election

April 15th, 2019

Following the election of liberal activist Zuzana Čaputová as President of Slovakia, a liberal pundit believes Hungary would be far better off with presidents elected by plebiscite, rather than by Parliament.

Russian collusion charges rejected as selective

April 13th, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds the charges of collusion with Russia, which have been levelled against critics of the liberal mainstream, as both ungrounded and selective.

Bernard-Henri Lévi meets PM Orbán

April 12th, 2019

After the famous French philosopher, a vocal critic of the Hungarian Prime Minister, spent two hours with Viktor Orbán, newspapers extensively quote his critical remarks and three outlets carry commentaries criticising Lévy.

Hungary’s ’African American’ opera singers

April 11th, 2019

A liberal commentator describes the move of 15 opera singers to declare themselves African Americans to be able to perform Porgy and Bess as witty.

A strange campaign-start

April 10th, 2019

As parties begin campaigning for their candidates for seats in the European Parliament, left-wing commentators accuse all sides of failing to address genuine issues.