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Left-liberal thoughts on possible opposition strategies

Monday, August 17th, 2020

As the final editions of all the weeklies went to print before the agreement on Friday by opposition party leaders to stand behind a single candidate in all constituencies at the next general election in 2022, they carry commentaries on the opposition’s options in general terms only. READ MORE

Weeklies on the end of Index

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Opposition-leaning weeklies predict that Index will never be the same again, following the resignation of over 80 journalists and staff, who quit last week citing their fears of government interference. A pro-government weekly sees an opposition plot behind the conflict. READ MORE

Ruminations 10 days after the EU Summit

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Ten days after the next seven-year budget and the coronavirus recovery fund were adopted by heads of state and government, commentators still struggle to make sense of what exactly the decisions taken in Brussels mean for Hungary. READ MORE

Former Mayor would close Chain Bridge

Monday, July 20th, 2020

renovation of Budapest’s oldest bridge, the former mayor urges his successor to close the bridge – at least for motorised traffic. READ MORE

Parliament to vote against conditioning EU rescue package on the rule of law

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks the government clearly fears being shamed by the European Union for rule of law infringements. A pro-government commentator suspects political bias behind rule of law investigations. READ MORE

Churchill’s statue defaced in Budapest

Friday, June 19th, 2020

A Fidesz MEP says that pulling down statues to rewrite history is a communist practice. An opposition politician sees the current wave of attacks on statues in the West as more complex an issue than the MEP suggests. An independent author maintains that the West didn’t invent slavery and colonialism but put an end to them. READ MORE

Dispute over government’s economic measures

Monday, April 20th, 2020

A pro-government and an independent economist find the government’s economic incentives to kick-start the economy reasonable and well-balanced. A former liberal minister and a left-wing commentator, on the other hand, accuse the government of mismanaging the economic crisis. A centrist analyst predicts that after the health emergency, the government will face tremendous difficulties in managing the economy. READ MORE

Weeklies on the state of emergency

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder the economic and social implications of the coronavirus emergency, including discussion of the extension of the state of emergency. READ MORE

EU plans to make future payments conditional on rule of law compliance

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A left-wing author doubts that the opposition can reasonably expect the European Union to force the Hungarian government to change course. READ MORE

Weeklies on the new national curriculum

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The debate over the new national curriculum continues in the weeklies. Left-wing and liberal commentators pour scorn on the government and accuse it of brainwashing kids. Pro-government and conservative commentators, on the other hand, find the critics ideologically biased. READ MORE