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Őszöd at 15

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

In the leading pro-government daily, commentators remember the Őszöd speech leaked 15 years ago – and thank Ferenc Gyurcsány for helping Fidesz stay in power. READ MORE

EP calls for the recognition of same sex marriage

Friday, September 17th, 2021

A conservative commentator accuses the European Parliament of becoming the ‘puppet’ of George Soros, after the assembly called for the recognition of same sex marriage throughout the Union. READ MORE

Opposition holds first primary debate

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity. READ MORE

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Budapest

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes that Rome and Budapest are ideological allies in the ‘battle against consumerism’. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Pope Francis and PM Orbán embrace very different values. READ MORE

Outrage over racist abuse at the Hungary-England match

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A conservative columnist thinks that English commentators accusing Hungarian fans of widespread racism use double standards. A moderate columnist finds it sad that Hungary is being judged after the behaviour of a couple of hundred racist fans. READ MORE

Dispute over homosexuality rolls on

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A liberal pundit lambasts Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President for a homophobic statement. A pro-government columnist thinks that gays should not be discriminated but accuses LMBT organizations of trying to change young people’s sexual orientation. READ MORE

Budapest at loggerheads with the government over the Athletics World Championship and the Fudan campus

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of using both the planned athletics event and the Fudan campus as political tools. A left-wing pundit thinks that the government will go ahead with the Chinese university project anyway – despite the conditional veto cast by the Budapest Assembly. READ MORE

National Bank’s rate hikes deemed necessary

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

An independent economist welcomes the National Bank’s base interest rate hikes and the announcement of incremental tapering. He believes that returning to more orthodox monetary measures will help Hungary prepare for future financial turmoil. READ MORE

School year kicks off with partisan debates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. READ MORE

EP demands rule of law action against Hungary

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the European Commission’s reluctance to withhold funds from the Hungarian government despite the demands of the European Parliament will have huge repercussions on the future of the EU. READ MORE