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French Ambassador to Budapest replaced after Pro-Orbán memo

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

A conservative author thinks the French Foreign Ministry harmed itself by leaking a confidential note in which its ambassador to Budapest suggested a shift in France’s attitude toward the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

Debates on family before Pride Parade

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Commenting on an exchange of messages between a liberal MP and a State Secretary, a left-wing columnist accuses the government side of intolerance towards same-sex couples, while conservative commentators consider the traditional family as vital for society. READ MORE

Heti Válasz shuts down

Friday, June 8th, 2018

The highest circulation conservative weekly owned by the media mogul Lajos Simicska closes down after announcing insolvency.  The editor ascribes the failure of his weekly to the hostile political environment. READ MORE

The ’Stop Soros’ bill in Parliament

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

As the government tables its bill against organisations whose activists stand accused of promoting illegal immigration, commentators suggest that the harshest previsions aired earlier this year are missing from the bill. READ MORE

Milo in Budapest

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Critics of the government struggle to figure out whether the decision by a public foundation to invite two controversial personalities, Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos to address several hundred strong audiences in Budapest carries a political message. READ MORE

Conservative recommendations for the opposition

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on the opposition to stop futile street protests, and start doing their homework in Parliament. READ MORE

What comes after the election?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Two weeks after the Parliamentary election, weeklies and weekend editions of dailies from across the political spectrum wonder if and how the opposition can recover from such a devastating blow. READ MORE

Weeklies on the election

Monday, April 16th, 2018

In their first issues after last Sunday’s election, the five nationwide opposition weeklies paint a desolate picture of Hungary’s future, while the two pro-government ones find that the crushing victory achieved by the government gives it unprecedented legitimacy. READ MORE

Magyar Nemzet shuts down

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

As media tycoon Lajos Simicska withdraws from several important outlets, commentators complain that a piece of Hungarian history is disappearing with the daily Magyar Nemzet – unless a political investor manages to save it. READ MORE

Weeklies on the election

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

As the last polls predict the victory of the governing party in the Sunday election, weeklies ponder what may come after April 8. READ MORE