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Government caps coronavirus test price

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

As the government sets a maximum charge for coronavirus private tests and the opposition demands that they be provided completely free of charge, a liberal commentator deems capped prices harmful. READ MORE

Theatre and Film University conflict rolls on

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Reacting to a several thousand strong demonstration organised  by students of the university on Sunday, and to their already week-long occupation of their school, opposition-leaning commentators see their protest as harbinger of a new era, while pro-government authors believe they are manipulated by left-liberal intellectuals trying to protect their leading positions in Hungarian cultural life. READ MORE

No compromise in sight over Theatre and Film University

Monday, September 7th, 2020

As the controversy over the restructuring of the University of Theatre and Film rages on, the political debate has escalated into a full-fledged culture war between the government and the opposition. Both sides rule out the possibility of compromise. READ MORE

Hungary introduces border restrictions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

As the government announces tough border restrictions, pundits across the political spectrum wonder if Hungary can avoid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Hungary supports Poland on Belarus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

As Foreign Minister Szijjártó supports Poland’s proposal to end the conflict in Belarus, a liberal pundit accuses the government of serving Russia’s geopolitical interests. A pro-government commentator dismisses the accusation and welcomes the government’s pragmatism. READ MORE

Opposing views on Index

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Opposition-leaning outlets mourn the end of what they see as the leading independent news site while a pro-government analyst believes that Index was a staunchly pro-opposition website. A middle of the road commentator suggest that it was not in the government’s interest to dismantle Index. READ MORE

Opposition calls for Human Resources Minister to be ousted

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

As the Socialist Party asks how long the Prime Minister is prepared to keep a man in charge of public health whom he himself deems unfit, a liberal analyst is certain that Dr Kásler’s days as Cabinet Minister are numbered. READ MORE

Debate over free speech and censorship

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The leading pro-government daily accuses ‘George Soros and his network’, in a series of articles, of censoring Facebook content and limiting free speech. A liberal commentator finds the accusations absurd. A neoliberal pundit notes that free speech is under threat throughout Europe. READ MORE

Police interrogates alleged fake news spreaders

Friday, May 15th, 2020

After Hungarian police interrogated then released two individuals for their Facebook posts critical of the government this week, liberal analysts find their fears justified that the government’s new fake news law threatens the freedom of opinion. READ MORE

Women leaders seen as more efficient in tackling COVID-19

Monday, April 27th, 2020

A left-wing news site enumerates women leaders as particularly efficient in combatting the virus epidemic. A conservative opponent dismisses that ‘sexism’ as unfounded. READ MORE