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Diplomatic row between Hungary and Germany over the sacking of a coach

Monday, April 12th, 2021

he German Foreign Ministry has rejected Hungarian protests against the sacking of a Hungarian football coach in Berlin. Commentators’ opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs, but even opposition leaning columnists tend to believe that firing the coach was a disproportionate punishment. READ MORE

Conflicting analyses on the nature of the ‘Orbán regime’

Monday, March 29th, 2021

A renowned liberal economist believes Hungary is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship, while a conservative philosopher thinks that Prime Minister Orbán is bringing the regime change to completion. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Fidesz outside the EPP

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

A conservative commentator says Fidesz left the EPP because it abandoned Christian values. The leading left-wing weekly contends that Fidesz MEPs will lose their influence in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Weeklies on Fidesz’s future outside the People’s Party

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Although Fidesz has only left the People’s Party group within the European Parliament, weeklies take it for granted that it will also leave the European Christian democratic alliance itself. They wonder what comes next. READ MORE

Opposition braces for next year’s election

Monday, March 1st, 2021

As opinion polls put the opposition parties combined at just over 50 per cent of probable voters, pundits in left-liberal weeklies ponder their chances and the tools available to them, to defeat Fidesz next year. READ MORE

Weeklies on Szájer’s fall

Monday, December 7th, 2020

The scandal surrounding Fidesz MEP József Szájer barely reached the weeklies before they went to print, but one managed nevertheless to include a first comment into this week’s issue. Another reacted to the fate of the MEP caught at a male sex party in Brussels on its website. READ MORE

Liberal author thinks Hungary should be evicted from the EU

Friday, November 20th, 2020

A leading liberal pundit describes the Hungarian government as being an enemy of the European Union and finds it unfortunate that it cannot be expelled from the community. READ MORE

A liberal on book shredding

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

A liberal pundit warns that far-right policies should be confronted on their substance rather than on formalities. READ MORE

US Presidential election in focus

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Pondering the possible implications of the US Presidential elections, right-wing pundits hope that Donald Trump is reelected, while left-wing and liberal columnists would prefer Joe Biden as next President of the US. READ MORE

Reactions to conflicts over abortion rights in Poland

Friday, October 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist accuses Polish demonstrators protesting against the restriction of abortion rights of trying to erase the core of Polish national identity. A liberal commentator deems it unlikely that abortion rights will be restricted in Hungary. READ MORE