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Theatre and Film University conflict rolls on

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Reacting to a several thousand strong demonstration organised  by students of the university on Sunday, and to their already week-long occupation of their school, opposition-leaning commentators see their protest as harbinger of a new era, while pro-government authors believe they are manipulated by left-liberal intellectuals trying to protect their leading positions in Hungarian cultural life. READ MORE

German ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst calls the German Cabinet Minister who said antisemitism was rampant in Hungary a serial detractor of Hungary while a liberal weekly regards the incident as a minor matter that should not be overblown. READ MORE

Hungary’s Lukasehenko dilemma

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Two months after the Prime Minister’s visit to Belarus, left-wing outlets ponder what choices remain open to him as President Lukashenko’s electoral victory is widely believed to be the result of electoral fraud. READ MORE

Prospects of economic recovery

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Economists across the political spectrum ponder the chances of a rapid economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Weeklies on the end of Index

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Opposition-leaning weeklies predict that Index will never be the same again, following the resignation of over 80 journalists and staff, who quit last week citing their fears of government interference. A pro-government weekly sees an opposition plot behind the conflict. READ MORE

Weeklies on EU recovery fund deal

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The weeklies, and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the broader implications of the EU recovery fund and the next 7 year budget. Liberal analysts see it as a step towards a more unified Europe, while a Marxist philosopher interprets it as the end of the European dream. Conservative commentators interpret the deal as a great victory for Prime Minister Orbán. READ MORE

The plight of the Roma in the light of the US protest movement

Monday, July 20th, 2020

A former World Bank economist living in the United States believes that the problems of Hungary’s Roma are probably even graver than those of Afro-Americans in the United States. READ MORE

Doubts about the EU rescue package

Friday, July 17th, 2020

A liberal commentator believes PM Orbán will be able to sell the outcome of the EU Summit as a victory. A pro-government columnist finds the plans to spend the EU coronavirus rescue package unfair. READ MORE

Liberals regard Hungary as a former democracy

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

A liberal columnist suggests that Hungary is no longer a democracy. A centrist critic of the government agrees with much of the criticism but deems that judgment exaggerated. A pro-government analyst believes threats to democracy are coming from outside the country. READ MORE

Row over Budapest budget

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

A pro-government commentator dismisses as groundless an allegation advanced by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, that the government intends to punish Budapest by cutting its budget. A liberal pundit wonders if Budapest could become insolvent. READ MORE