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Football as a political battlefield

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of promoting a progressive LGBTQ agenda at the Qatar World Cup, while his left-wing counterpart suspects that by lambasting the German national team, the Right wants to divert attention from Hungary’s pressing economic problems. READ MORE

Opposition deemed weightless and irrelevant

Friday, November 25th, 2022

An independent political analyst contends that as the opposition has failed to mount a credible challenge to the government, its last hope is that the government’s popularity will be eroded by external geopolitical or economic difficulties. READ MORE

Uncertainty over EU funding

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of jeopardizing Hungary’s access to EU funds. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, contends that the opposition wants to harm the country by trying to convince the EU to withhold Hungary’s EU money. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s football scarf sparks controversy

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

A pro-government pundit and a left-wing columnist reflect on a photo of the Prime Minister showing him after the latest match of the Hungarian football team, wearing a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary. READ MORE

EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

Row over welfare law amendments

Monday, November 14th, 2022

An expert on social work fears that the government’s amendments to the welfare law are meant to weaken public welfare under the pretext of strengthening individual responsibility. A pro-government pundit finds that accusation absurd and groundless. READ MORE

Leftist takes on EU funding talks ’on the home stretch’

Monday, November 14th, 2022

A left-wing columnist and a liberal weekly doubt if the government really wants to meet the requirements set for the release of suspended EU transfers. READ MORE

EU accused of double standards

Monday, November 14th, 2022

A pro-government commentator accuses the EU of using double standards – and singling out Hungary for defending its national interest and opposing sanctions on Russia. READ MORE

New price caps announced

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

An independent analyst and a pro-government blogger express opposing views on the government’s decision to impose price caps on potatoes and eggs – among other basic products. READ MORE

First reactions to US midterm elections

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Commentators from across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the US midterm election results – on the US, and beyond. READ MORE