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Opposing views on the Ukraine peace conference


A left-wing commentator cautiously welcomes the outcome of the summit held in Switzerland on the war in Ukraine, while a pro-government columnist believes that it did nothing to promote peace. READ MORE

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Right-wing parties gain support in EU elections


A pro-government columnist pokes fun at the mainstream European press for ringing the alarm bell at the strengthening of hard-right parties in Europe. READ MORE

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Weeklies on last week’s election for the European Parliament


Opposition-leaning commentators welcome the unexpectedly good performance of Peter Magyar’s recently founded TISZA party and interpret the result as a setback for Fidesz. Pro-government columnists expected better scores from Prime Minister Orbán’s party but see no imminent threat in the outcome of the election. READ MORE

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EU court fines Hungary


In the latest of his highly opinionated columns, a pro-government pundit vituperates against the court ruling. READ MORE

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Momentum voted out of the EP and the Budapest City Hall


A liberal analyst finds it paradoxical but also natural that the European elections are about domestic rather than continental issues. READ MORE

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PM Orbán stands for a European sovereignist alliance


A conservative critic of the government believes that the two rival right-wing groups of the European Parliament will find it hard to merge. READ MORE

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Two takes on the EU elections


A pro-government pundit ridicules commentators who see the European elections as a setback for Fidesz. A left-wing analyst praises Péter Magyar for his performance but warns that he must improve his skill at facing critics. READ MORE

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Fidesz still number one, TISZA strong second


An independent analyst believes that Sunday’s municipal and European elections have opened a new era in Hungarian politics. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the lessons of the electoral campaign


In their last opinion columns before Sunday’s municipal and European elections, commentators tried to make sense of the changes in the domestic political landscape and relations between Hungary and the European Union. READ MORE

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Fidesz still has a large voter reserve


An independent analyst explains why choosing oversimplified messages may help the governing party win the European and municipal elections on Sunday. READ MORE

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