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Fidesz surging ahead in the polls

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A liberal commentator remarks that the left-wing opposition is struggling to find a voice that could be appealing to their potential audience. A pro-government author predicts that Jobbik’s centrist turn will prove self-defeating at the next election. READ MORE

Netanyahu praises Hungary as Israel’s ally

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A liberal columnist suggests that what visiting Israeli Prime Minister has in common with Mr Orbán is that both of them are nationalists.  A pro-Israeli author praises both governments for protecting national, religious and cultural traditions. READ MORE

Last arguments before the referendum 

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

On the eve of the referendum on compulsory European migrant quotas, columnists made a last effort to convince the public about the best course to follow. READ MORE

Fidesz support hits a peak

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Commenting on recent polls which show over 50 per cent support for Fidesz among probable voters, Hetek rejects the idea that the governing party will call early elections in order to regain a two thirds majority in Parliament, before emerging problems make this impossible. READ MORE

The Tapolca by-election and the ’central power field’

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Analysing the possible outcomes of Sunday’s Tapolca by-election, Hungarian weeklies all call attention to the mounting popularity of the far right Jobbik party. Some even suggest this may signal the demise of the undisturbed rule of Fidesz.


Merkel in Budapest, closely followed by Putin

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Hungary’s weeklies put Chancellor Merkel’s talks in Budapest on Monday and President Putin’s visit two weeks later in the context of Hungary’s position as a NATO member country that has consistently voted against sanctions against Moscow, while working on new joint projects with Russia. READ MORE

Hungary’s mounting immigration problem

Monday, January 26th, 2015

In the wake of Prime Minister Orbán’s calls for stricter immigration policies within the European Union, weeklies ruminate over the steeply mounting number of asylum seekers and fear that rather than a transit country, Hungary will be targeted by them as their future country of residence. READ MORE

Waiting for Merkel

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is expected to pay a short visit to Hungary next month at a time when Hungarian-American relations are strained and when government circles consider Germany to be Hungary’s main reference point in international politics. READ MORE