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Opposition holds first primary debate

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity. READ MORE

More on Tucker Carlson’s interview with PM Orbán

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Analysing the interview the Prime Minister gave US Fox News host Tucker Carlson in Budapest last week, opposition-leaning authors discover divergences between the positions of the two men –despite their shared opinions on major themes in the ongoing culture war. READ MORE

Further Covid restrictions described as ‘unnecessary’

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

A centrist commentator thinks that the government should lift all remaining restrictions, since vaccines are available for everyone in the country. Those who decide not to get inoculated should bear the responsibility for their own fate. READ MORE

Government’s referendum initiative to support its ’child protection law’

Friday, July 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator argues that the referendum and the law it serves to support are intended to defend children from aggressive LGBTQ propaganda. An opposition-leaning author dismisses the initiative as a ploy to mobilise Fidesz supporters. READ MORE

Budapest Pride as an opposition march

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

As for the first time in its history, the LGBTQ march through Budapest was also an anti-government demonstration, opinions sharply diverge on its message. READ MORE

To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Pro-government pundits welcome the Hungarian national team’s decision not to ‘take the knee’ before their matches at the European Championship. A left-wing and a centrist columnist acknowledge that the gesture is highly controversial, but nonetheless criticize football fans who booed while the Irish team was taking the knee. READ MORE

Mayor Karácsony criticized for his poor English

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

In a series of reactions to Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony’s admission that he often uses an interpreter as his English is not good enough to participate in international negotiations, commentators state that fluency in English is a must in international relations. READ MORE

Government entrusts universities to foundations

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Opposition-leaning commentators  condemn in unison new legislation which places those state-owned universities that opt in, under the control of foundations under the ideological control of the government. READ MORE

Chinese University to open campus in Budapest

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

An analyst dismisses political misgivings about the plan to establish a Chinese university in the Hungarian capital but questions the financial sustainability of the project. READ MORE

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