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Debate over vaccination rolls on

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of acting irresponsibly, by promoting Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, accuse the opposition of hindering the fight against the pandemic, in the hope that more death and economic slowdown will help them win the 2022 election. READ MORE

Right-wing calls for the regulation of social media

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A pro-government columnist calls for social media outlets that censor content to be punished. Another right-wing commentator urges supporters of the government to be active on social media. READ MORE

Government to abolish income-tax for under-25s

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of cynicism after he offered exemption from income tax to young Hungarians. A conservative pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the tax exemption will benefit both the Hungarian economy as a whole, and the Roma minority. READ MORE

European Commission and the minority rights initiative

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist ponder the broader implications of the European Commission’s decision to dismiss new EU-wide minority rights measures proposed by a European Citizen’s Initiative. READ MORE

Hungarian authorities review Chinese Covid vaccine

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

A centrist economic analyst thinks that if the government wants to lift the lockdown soon, it needs to consider the use of the Chinese vaccine, despite the fact that most Hungarians reject it. READ MORE

CDU elects new leader

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Neither a pro-government nor a left-wing commentator deem it likely that the CDU or German politics will make a U-turn after the election of Armin Laschet. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Mainstream takes on the Capitol Hill riots

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

The leading dailies of the Right and Left both blame the Capitol Hill siege primarily on President Trump. READ MORE

First reactions to US Capitol Hill riots

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Two conservative commentators agree that the Capitol Hill siege marks the end of Donald Trump’s political career. They also accuse President Trump of weakening institutions and helping the Left into power. READ MORE

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist expects fierce disputes over migration to dominate the European Union in 2021. A left-wing commentator wonders whether the Hungarian government might quit the increasingly integrated European Union. READ MORE