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Viktor Orbán’s Trianon speech

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

A pro-government columnist welcomes what he calls the Prime Minister’s courage, for criticizing the Great Powers for the 1920 partition of Hungary. He also praises Mr Orbán for underlining the importance of good neighbourly relations. READ MORE

Ethnic minority petition backed by over a million

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

A pro-government commentator condemns the Democratic Coalition as the only party in Parliament not supporting a petition demanding direct European cohesion funds for ethnic minority regions. READ MORE

Siege of Budapest anniversary

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

75 years after an attempted breakout by over twenty thousand German and Hungarian troops besieged in Buda Castle only two per cent of whom made it to the German lines, opinions diverge about the commemorations held on the anniversary. READ MORE

Right-wing writer calls for green nationalism

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

A conservative pundit points out that nationalism can help reduce global trade, consumption and ecological footprints. READ MORE

PM Orbán opposes Timmerman’s candidacy

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Opposition outlets write that the Prime Minister is frightened by the prospect of Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans being elected President of the European Commission, while pro-government outlets characterise him as George Soros’s man. READ MORE

CEU’s last graduation ceremony in Budapest

Monday, July 1st, 2019

As the Central European University bids farewell to Hungary, right-wing commentators liken ideas expressed by CEU representatives  to colonialist and even Nazi and Communist thinking. They consider CEU’s departure as ‘good riddance’. A Marxist philosopher charges the government with the imposition of ideological absolutism. READ MORE

Karácsony wins opposition mayoral primary

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Pro-government analysts predict that the infighting which has plagued the opposition will continue beyond the Budapest mayoral primary. A left-wing and a liberal pundit, on the other hand, hope that the primary has united the opposition behind a candidate that can successfully challenge Fidesz in the capital. READ MORE

Analyses one week before the US-Hungarian summit

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

A left-wing columnist thinks President Trump intends to express concern over Hungary’s co-operation with China and Russia, while pro-government commentators suggest that he wants to bolster Mr Orbán’s position before the European Elections. READ MORE

The DK sends Klára Dobrev to the European Parliament

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

As Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition (DK) nominates Mr Gyurcsány’s wife as its top candidate for the EP elections, a pro-government commentator points out that her grandfather was a leading figure of the Communist regime, while her party’s spokesman takes up her defence. READ MORE

Opposition united in opposing the government

Monday, January 7th, 2019

After the ‘protest oath’ taken by opposition MPs on the steps of the parliament building and before Saturday’s mass demonstration, commentators tried to make sense of the newly forged unity among opposition parties – some of which until recently opposed one another just as fiercely as they opposed Fidesz. READ MORE