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EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education

Friday, July 16th, 2021

As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

Opposition discusses chances of electoral victory

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The editor-in-chief of a left-wing weekly promises impartial coverage of the upcoming opposition primaries, while a close associate of Budapest Mayor and potential opposition frontrunner Gergely Karácsony ponders the possibility of rolling back pivotal legislation carried through by Viktor Orbán’s cabinet. Finally, a political scientist ruminates on the distribution of power between government and opposition within the Hungarian party system. READ MORE

High stakes in next year’s election

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A liberal columnist suggests that if they win in 2022, the opposition parties should not bother too much about rule of law constraints, and could imprison government oligarchs and distribute their wealth among Hungarians, just as the Communists did in 1945. A conservative commentator fears that such threats cannot be taken lightly, and likens the opposition to Nazi and Communist murderers. READ MORE

Feud between ATV and Klubrádió

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Since Spirit FM, the online radio station twinned with ATV, has been provisionally authorised to broadcast on Klubrádió’s orphaned frequency, the two opposition media companies have traded insults in the press. READ MORE

DK nominates Klára Dobrev for PM

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

A liberal weekly suggests that Klára Dobrev’s nomination for the opposition primary was a necessity for the Democratic Coalition, while in reality she has no intention of leaving her job as a Member of the European Parliament. READ MORE

Weeklies on political strategies

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A full year before the next parliamentary elections, commentators in the weekly print media assess the chances of the opposition and what role Hungary should play in the international arena. READ MORE

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