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Audi strike ends after wage hike deal

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Left-wing outlets celebrate the victory of the Audi workers whose demands have been heeded by the management after a 6 day long strike which brought assembly lines in Hungary and even at the Audio mother factory in Germany to a standstill. READ MORE

Are the protests fading out?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Pro-government outlets think the protest sparked by the law allowing 400 hours of overtime work per year is running out of steam. Left-liberal authors point out that rallies were held throughout Hungary on Saturday. READ MORE

Demonstrations still in focus

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

While opposition leaders are bracing for new mass demonstrations, although anti-government protestors on Tuesday only numbered a few dozen people, commentators continue to advise various strategies to follow on both sides. READ MORE

Overtime Bill protests: turning point for the Left, or pointless hysteria?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Pro-government commentators suggest that the anti-government protesters have no meaningful political objectives. Left-wing and liberal pundits, on the other hand, hope that the demonstrations can help create a broad anti-government coalition. READ MORE

Parliament approves Overtime Bill

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Interpreting Wednesday’s street disturbances after the vote on the Overtime Bill, pro-government commentators accuse the opposition of violating democratic norms, while a left-wing and a liberal columnist think that extra-Parliamentary action is necessary for the opposition to challenge the government. READ MORE

Demonstration planned against the Overtime Bill

Friday, December 7th, 2018

An alt-left columnist urges his readers to attend Saturday’s march against the planned extension of overtime limits and criticises Socialist leaders who compare themselves to the French yellow vest movement. READ MORE

CEU moves US degrees to Vienna

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

A leftist commentator accuses the government of trying to annihilate those intellectuals whose opinions differ from its own. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand believes that the kind of open society the Central University advocates has no place in Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán praises Gruevski

Monday, November 26th, 2018

As the Prime Minister explains that his former Macedonian counterpart deserves ‘decent treatment’ from Hungary, opinions continue to sharply differ on the decision to grant him political asylum. READ MORE

Further comments on the departure of the Central European University

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on that matter, while pro-government outlets ridicule the protests over the planned transfer of most CEU courses to Vienna. READ MORE

Hopeless situation of the Left unaltered

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two left-wing political scientists agree that the Left is still preoccupied with its internal struggles for leadership, which makes it unlikely to become a serious challenger to Fidesz in the near future. READ MORE