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EU rescue fund’s rule of law conditionality watered down

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

A centrist economic analyst contends that the German proposal eases the rule of law conditionality of access to the EU coronavirus EU recovery funds. He finds it unlikely that Hungary and Poland can be punished with the suspension of their EU funding. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win two local elections

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist takes the results of Sunday’s local elections as proof that the opposition parties stand no chance to defeat Fidesz in 2022. His left-wing counterpart calls for more unity on the Left. READ MORE

Moody’s upgrades Hungary’s outlook to positive

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

A conservative economist sees Moody’s decision to upgrade Hungary’s growth outlook as an acknowledgement of the correct economic path followed by the government. READ MORE

Government extends loan repayment moratorium

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his bold measures to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic. The leading online business news site also welcomes the government’s decision to extend the loan repayment moratorium. READ MORE

Government caps coronavirus test price

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

As the government sets a maximum charge for coronavirus private tests and the opposition demands that they be provided completely free of charge, a liberal commentator deems capped prices harmful. READ MORE

Hungary’s demographic challenges

Friday, September 18th, 2020

A conservative commentator welcomes the government’s efforts to reverse the demographic decline with subsidies for families rather than by facilitating immigration. READ MORE

Prospects of Hungarian economic recovery

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government and the National Bank to boost the economy. A left-wing commentator fears that Hungary may pay a high price for the new foreign currency loans taken by the government. READ MORE

European Parliament to reconvene

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

As the European Parliament opens its plenary session, a pro-government pundit claims that left-liberal MEPs serving the interests of George Soros will launch another attack on Hungary. Her left-wing counterpart hopes that the EU will get rid of Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Hungary in the second wave of the pandemic

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

As the numbers of new coronavirus infections surge and the government introduces new measures to contain the epidemic, analysts urge more social distancing and testing. READ MORE

No compromise in sight over Theatre and Film University

Monday, September 7th, 2020

As the controversy over the restructuring of the University of Theatre and Film rages on, the political debate has escalated into a full-fledged culture war between the government and the opposition. Both sides rule out the possibility of compromise. READ MORE