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Dispute over new lockdowns and vaccination rollout

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Left-wing commentators criticize the government’s vaccination strategy. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, lambasts the opposition for weakening trust in Eastern jabs. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Vaccination crossfire

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Pro-government commentators find it absurd for the opposition to now accuse the government of reacting too late to the third wave of the pandemic, when for weeks it has demanded and easing of restrictions. Left-wing and liberal commentators, on the other hand, accuse the government of letting the epidemic get out of control. READ MORE

Fidesz quits EPP group

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Pro-government columnists in unison welcome the Fidesz decision to quit the EPP Parliamentary group. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, predict that Fidesz will lose much of its influence in the EU. READ MORE

The latest storm: Family Minister’s video on women

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Opinions diverge on the video in which Katalin Novák, Minister for Family Affairs, encourages women to enjoy their womanhood as daughters, wives and mothers without necessarily considering men as competitors. READ MORE

Compromise over EU rule of law conditionality in sight

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Commentators across the political spectrum think that the new rule of law conditionality scheme proposed by Germany is a victory for Prime Minister Orbán and the government. READ MORE

Confrontation over the rule of law seen as difficult to resolve

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

A pro-government analyst fears that through the rule of law procedures, Brussels might try to force Hungarians to give up their way of life. A left-wing commentator finds it hard for either side to back down. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on Hungary’s coronavirus balance sheet

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of risking the lives of Hungarians by mishandling the coronavirus epidemic. Pro-government columnists, on the other hand, dismiss such criticism as fear-mongering demagoguery. READ MORE

EP deputy speaker demands rule of law sanctions

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament calls for EU rules to be changed to punish the governments of Hungary and Poland for rule of law infringements. A pro-government columnist accuses her of hypocrisy. READ MORE

Budapest’s tourist industry in crisis

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

The official overseeing tourism and festivals in the capital warns that many hotels and restaurants will be unable to withstand another six months without tourists in Budapest. READ MORE