Recent Posts

A wake-up call for the opposition

June 4th, 2020

A centrist political scientist thinks the government has been successful in handling the coronavirus emergency, while the opposition has remained almost invisible throughout the past three months.

Hungary ponders Von der Leyen’s recovery plan

June 3rd, 2020

As PM Orbán expresses doubts about the €750 billion restart package announced by the European Commission, opinions diverge on why he doesn’t wholeheartedly embrace the project.

Remembering the 1920 Trianon Peace Treaty

June 1st, 2020

A few days before the centenary of the signing of the Trianon Peace Treaty, pundits across the political spectrum ponder how Hungary should relate to the territorial and demographic loss it suffered a hundred years ago.

Radical right-wing demonstration in Budapest

May 30th, 2020

As the radical right-wing Our Homeland Movement calls a rally to protest against what they define as ‘Gypsy crime’, a pro-government and an alt-left commentator offer diametrically opposed views on the causes of racial segregation.

Government tables 2021 budget

May 29th, 2020

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s desire to boost the economy and help families. A liberal analyst deems the governments’ growth expectations for 2021 unrealistic.

Coronavirus emergency ‘to end in mid-June’

May 28th, 2020

A pro-government commentator believes that the termination of the emergency proves that the government did not want to misuse power. A liberal columnist acknowledges the necessity of emergency powers, but also thinks that the government abused its position.

Two young men fatally stabbed in downtown Budapest

May 27th, 2020

A pro-government commentator calls for zero tolerance for violent criminals after two young men were left dead after a street brawl. A left-wing commentator interprets the case as the police’s failure to maintain order.

Exchange over ‘localism’

May 26th, 2020

An alt-left and a conservative pundit ponder the prospect of a ‘localist’ ideology shared by both Right and Left.

Showdown within Jobbik

May 25th, 2020

Right-wing commentators explain the infighting within the formerly radical right-wing party as a direct consequence of the shift toward moderation it embarked upon 5 years ago, under founding leader Gábor Vona.

Hungary closes down Transit Zones

May 23rd, 2020

A liberal author predicts another infringement procedure against Hungary by the European Commission, while a pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s decision.