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Diplomatic row between Hungary and Germany over the sacking of a coach

Monday, April 12th, 2021

he German Foreign Ministry has rejected Hungarian protests against the sacking of a Hungarian football coach in Berlin. Commentators’ opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs, but even opposition leaning columnists tend to believe that firing the coach was a disproportionate punishment. READ MORE

Foreign Minister slams EU sanctions against China

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

A left-liberal columnist accuses the government of subservience to China, while a pro-government columnist finds a liberal MEP more sensitive towards the rights of Uighurs than those of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Right-wing calls for the regulation of social media

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A pro-government columnist calls for social media outlets that censor content to be punished. Another right-wing commentator urges supporters of the government to be active on social media. READ MORE

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