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Plans to start reopening Hungary

Monday, April 5th, 2021

As Prime Minister Orbán announces plans to gradually reopen the country, including schools, as soon as 2.5 million Hungarians have received their first coronavirus vaccination, a fierce and partisan dispute over the government’s strategy to contain the pandemic rolls on. READ MORE

Government and opposition found at fault in the Covid pandemic

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

A centrist analyst accuses both political sides of using the COVID emergency to promote cheap propaganda. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Further comments on the lessons of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Opponents of the government find the administration at fault in both home and international politics, while being dissatisfied with the performance of the opposition. A pro-government analyst describes the government’s conflicts with international partners as a clash over national sovereignty. READ MORE

Prospects of the joint opposition in the 2022 election

Monday, December 28th, 2020

A pro-government pundit suggests that the opposition alliance is held together only by hatred of the Orbán government. Two centrist pundits debate the opposition’s vision. READ MORE

EPP punishes Tamás Deutsch

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Commentators come forward with diametrically opposing evaluations of the decision by European People’s Party MEPs to punish the head of the 13-strong Fidesz delegation in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Row over law of conditionality EU deal rumbles on

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Commentators on Left and Right ponder the broader implications of the EU’s rule of law conditionality. Most importantly, they try to gauge how and when it could be used against Hungary. READ MORE

Corona vaccine registration opens

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

As the government opens the online registration platform for coronavirus vaccination, a left-wing pundit ponders the reasons why a majority of Hungarians do not want to get vaccinated. READ MORE

Two centrist analysts on the Szájer scandal

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Now that the Prime Minister has condemned his long-time close ally for his part in a male sex party in Brussels, one analyst thinks the scandal will change nothing in Hungarian politics, while the other is not so sure. READ MORE

Hungary’s football team qualifies for EURO 20

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Two critics of the government admit that they are elated by the unexpectedly fine performance of the national team and believe that their critics within the opposition are wrong. READ MORE