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Aging society stores up future problems

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

An independent economist fears that unless the government introduces further tax cuts and other incentives, the aging of the Hungarian society will lead to a ‘pension catastrophe’. READ MORE

Row over Hungarian Chamber of Physicians

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

A pro-government author agrees with the new law weakening the authority of the Hungarian Chamber of Physicians. Liberal commentators are divided over the issue. The law was passed comfortably by the large Fidesz majority in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. READ MORE

Jobbik changes name

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Neither a pro-government nor a left-wing commentator believe that Jobbik can turn the tide and end its decline by rebranding itself as a conservative party. READ MORE

Weeklies on extremist street violence in Budapest

Monday, February 20th, 2023

A conservative and a centrist columnist fear that the violence perpetrated by extremist groups could be followed by more turbulence and uncertainty in Hungary. READ MORE

Further controversy over the war in Ukraine

Monday, February 20th, 2023

A pro-government commentator hopes that Russia will win the war in Ukraine, because he fears that a Russian defeat would further increase US dominance in the world. His left-wing counterpart accuses him of promoting Russian propaganda. READ MORE

Hungarian population decreases by 333 thousand in 11 years

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

According to the preliminary data of the 2022 census, Hungary’s population has further declined over the past decade. Since 2011, the previous census, the country’s population has sunk by 333 thousand and stands at 9.6 million – 1.1 million less than in its peak in 1980. READ MORE

‘Ephebophile’ incident ignites debate over age of consent

Friday, February 17th, 2023

A conservative commentator calls for more restrictive legislation to protect teenagers from sexual predators after a 39 year old assistant schoolteacher was suspended for an allegedly intimate relationship with a 15 year old boy. READ MORE

A leftist take on extremist street violence

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

An alt-left commentator fears that the recent violent street attacks by mostly foreign individuals will help the far-right stigmatize peaceful antifascist activists in Hungary. READ MORE

Street violence in Budapest

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

Far-left and far-right gangs were reported to have attacked random individuals in Budapest after an 11 February anniversary rally to commemorate the 1945 attempt of encircled German and Hungarian soldiers to break out of Budapest. READ MORE

In focus: PM Orbán’s statements on Ukraine

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Commentators disagree sharply on Prime Minister Orbán’s call for peace talks and an armistice in Ukraine. READ MORE