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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

Trianon centenary week

Monday, June 8th, 2020

As commemorations of the post-World War One peace treaty were held throughout the country, commentators pondered the legacy and the implications for the future. READ MORE

Mária Schmidt reads László Rajk Jr’s memoirs

Monday, May 4th, 2020

A conservative historian criticizes László Rajk Jr. whom she findsmore critical towards the incumbent government than towards the communist dictatorship. READ MORE

Left-wing poll shows growing discontent

Friday, April 24th, 2020

A public opinion poll conducted by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Policy Solutions, a Hungarian think tank, shows that a slight majority of Hungarians believe the country is worse off than ten years ago. A pro-government analyst suspects that the pollsters put the wrong questions.

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Hungary halfway into the virus crisis

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

The number one liberal weekly website quotes figures suggesting that the Hungarian economy only began to grapple with the virus emergency in March. READ MORE

Tusk compares Orbán to former Nazi theorist

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Left-liberal outlets describe Mr Tusk’s statement as a mild gesture, while pro-government sites hit back with the alleged collaborator past of the People’s Party President’s grandfather. READ MORE

Soros accused of speculating against the Forint

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The pro-government media suspects that the extreme volatility the Hungarian currency has shown over the past few days is due to speculative sales. They all believe that American-Hungarian financier George Soros may be the one pulling the strings. A liberal weekly ridicules that assumption. READ MORE

Calls for another EU infringement procedure against Hungary

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

A pro-government commentator scorns Hungary’s critics in the European Parliament, who are proposing yet another EU infringement procedure in response to Hungary’s coronavirus emergency act. Two liberal columnists suspect meanwhile that the government risks political and economic ostracization. READ MORE

Government seeks to extend special decrees indefinitely

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

A liberal columnist accuses the government of introducing a dictatorship under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, and urges the opposition to vote against the bill conferring special powers on the government. A pro-government analyst suspects that the opposition intends to foil efforts to contain the epidemic in order to prove that the government is incompetent. READ MORE