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Weber compared to Aesop’s grasshopper

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

A right-wing pundit rejects the idea put forward by the chairman of the European People’s Party who called on gas importing countries to share their gas ‘through binding mechanisms’ with other EU member countries. READ MORE

Leftist author urges the EU to get tough on Russia – and Hungary

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the European Union for what he sees as its habit of procrastinating instead of confronting Russia and PM Orbán of Hungary. READ MORE

Migrant shootout just over the border

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

As armed Pakistani and Afghan migrants clashed in the woods within a mile of the Hungary-Serbia border, both nationwide pro-government dailies deplore the lack of international attention to what they call the problem of clandestine mass migration. READ MORE

Weeklies on opposition doldrums

Monday, July 4th, 2022

The weeklies contemplate the prospects of the opposition, after the thrashing opposition candidates suffered in last Sunday’s local by-elections across the country. Editors agree that thorough changes would be necessary for the opposition to become a match for Fidesz. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the demise of the Socialist Party

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

As pollsters consistently measure the MSZP beneath the 5 percent parliamentary threshold, a pro-government commentator declares that the Socialist Party is de facto defunct. A Socialist author, on the other hand, believes it is the key component of the opposition alliance. READ MORE

Left-wing analysts on the dismal state of the opposition

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Two leftist political scientists describe the state of the opposition as critical, but one also believes the government will not withstand the trial of the coming years. READ MORE

National Bank springs sharp base rate surprise

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Analysts describe the biggest rate increase by the National Bank for 14 years as shocking but laudable – and predict further increases until September. READ MORE

More comments on the opposition’s by-election disaster

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political divide describe the performance of opposition parties at 70 local elections on Sunday as derisory. READ MORE

Opposition loses by-elections

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

The Mayor of Budapest calls the results of Sunday’s local by-elections throughout the country ‘disheartening’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the fallout of the war in Ukraine

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Commentators try to make sense of the changes the war is triggering in Hungary’s international standing, in attitudes towards Russian culture as well as in Hungary’s national economy. READ MORE