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Athletics World Championship hangs in the (political) balance

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

A right-wing pundit accuses the Mayor of Budapest of high treason for his suggestion to withdraw Budapest’s offer to host the 2023 Athletic World Championship. A leftist commentator sees the Mayor’s move as reversible, depending on the destiny of the ‘Student City’ project, competing for the same area with a Chinese university. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the St Stephen’s day celebrations

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Opposition-leaning commentators believe the parade held on the national holiday was tasteless, while a pro-government analyst thinks that August 20 should be a rare occasion to express national unity. READ MORE

PM Orbán calls Hungary Europe’s ‘last freedom fighter’

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

A pro-government commentator welcomes PM Orbán’s criticism of the ‘Sovietization’ of Europe. A liberal pundit likens the Prime Minister to the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and Adolf Hitler. READ MORE

Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Kubradio still in focus

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

A pro-government pundit thinks it was high time for Klub Radio to disappear from the air, while a liberal media analyst believes the system is skewed against the opposition-leaning radio station. READ MORE

Covid-19. A left-wing economist finds the idea viable

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

András Fekete-Győr argued that the 700 billion Forints it would thus cost to vaccinate 7 million people would be worth the resulting herd immunity. At present, less than 40 per cent of Hungarians appear willing to get vaccinated, while half of the remaining two-thirds are resolutely opposed to vaccination. READ MORE

Fidesz MEP József Szájer caught at all-male sex party in Brussels

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

As the story has immediately aroused great interest not just on Hungarian web and social sites but in the international press as well, commentators ponder the consequences on the government’s feud with Brussels on the rule of law conditionality of EU funds. READ MORE

EU recovery fund deal seen as a success for both Hungary and PM Orbán

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Some left-wing commentators interpret the EU recovery fund agreement as a victory for Prime Minister Orbán, and a defeat for a unified Europe. Others disagree. Pro-government columnists welcome the deal as a pragmatic compromise, and see it as a huge defeat for liberals who accused the Hungarian government of violating democratic norms. READ MORE

Ruin pubs ordered to close at midnight

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

An independent pundit slams the local authorities who have decreed that catering units in Budapest’s famous ‘party district” must close from midnight to 6 o’clock in the morning. READ MORE

Index.hu fears for its independence

Saturday, June 27th, 2020
A left-wing sociologist thinks that the owners of Index.hu want to restructure Hungary’s most popular online news site in an attempt to silence yet another media outlet critical of the government. A pro-government commentator dismisses the accusation, and claims that restructuring is necessary because of diminishing revenues.

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