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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

Debate about domestic violence

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
A left-wing author accuses the government of inaction against intra-family violence, while the Minister of Justice rebukes the charges.

2019 – with an eye on 2022

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Looking back on the political events of 2019, commentators from the opposing sides of the political divide agree that the opposition represents a more serious challenge to the government than it did a year ago. READ MORE

Opposition cities seen as bases for victory at general elections

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

A liberal weekly welcomes the alliance of liberal-led East European cities as the advance guard of a potential shift in government throughout the region. A conservative constitutional lawyer warns the leaders of the cities that now they must prove their ability to govern in order to become serious challengers to the incumbent government. READ MORE

Electoral system works, sociologist says

Monday, November 25th, 2019

A veteran sociologist believes the government can be defeated by the united opposition. The question is whether the challengers can prove that they are fit to govern. READ MORE

Friendly fire in the weeklies from Right and Left

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Two pro-government commentators call on Fidesz to take the results of the October local election very seriously, and change course. A left-wing columnist cautions the opposition against revengeful politics. READ MORE

Weeklies on the first days of opposition rule in Budapest

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Weeklies wonder if the opposition parties who defeated Fidesz in almost half of the big cities, including the capital, will become its real challenger at the 2022 Parliamentary elections. READ MORE

168 óra remains a staunch critic of the government

Friday, October 11th, 2019

In his first opinion piece as editor-in-chief of 168 óra, Péter Rózsa describes the regime the government side has built as a kleptocracy. READ MORE

Veteran Hungarian-Austrian journalist excoriates PM Orbán

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Paul Lendvai acknowledges the Prime Minister’s political talent but condemns his policies and accuses him of immorality and cynicism. READ MORE