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Forint hits all time low against the Euro

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

A left-wing commentator excoriates the National Bank for not intervening in defence of the national currency as its exchange rate scrapes just short of 332 to the Euro. READ MORE

CEU moves 4 courses out of 5 to Vienna

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

After the President of the Central European University announced that 49 of the CEU’s 59 courses will be transferred to Vienna, the debate continues in the press on whether the government’s refusal to let them stay serves or harms Hungary’s interests. READ MORE

US State Department disagrees with CEU bill

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A statement by the spokesman of the State Department has added further vigour to the debate over the future of Budapest’s Central European University. One side forthrightly condemns the planned new legislation, while the other dismisses the unfolding protest as mere hysteria. READ MORE

Reactions to the failed coup in Turkey

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Commentators are convinced that after foiling the coup, President Erdogan will consolidate his rule still further. At the same time they dismiss conspiracy theories about him being the real mastermind behind the attempted takeover. READ MORE

Counter-terrorism unit criticized

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Left-wing and liberal columnists ridicule TEK, Hungary’s top counter-terrorism unit for swooping on ‘memorabilia enthusiasts’ with their horde of weapons and explosives. A pro-government commentator defends TEK’s action, although he finds its communication strategy misleading. READ MORE

Ex PM under investigation

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Viktor Orbán has lost his marbles”, according to Zsolt Gréczy, an aid to former Socialist Premier Ferenc Gyurcsány. In his blog on Stop.hu he accuses the Prime Minister of having instructed the Chief Prosecutor to ask Parliament to suspend Mr Gyurcsány’s immunity. READ MORE