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Weeklies on the Afghanistan debacle

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Commentators try to make sense of the collapse of the Afghan government and the victory of the Taliban, as US forces have not yet fully withdrawn from Afghanistan. READ MORE

Diverging views on Hungary’s place in Europe

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Pro-government commentators portray Hungary as a defender of traditional European values. Their liberal counterpart, on the other hand, accuses the Hungarian governing party of building disturbing strategic partnerships within and beyond the EU. READ MORE

Hungary seen as an island of ‘normality’

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Conservative commentators accuse the ‘West’ and ‘Brussels’ of attacking Hungary in order to punish it for defending traditional Christian and European values. READ MORE

Weeklies on conflicts with the EU

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

Weeklies on new divergences between The EU and Hungary

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Opposition-leaning weeklies ponder whether the row between most European governments and Hungary’s leaders over sexual education might ultimately lead to Hungary leaving the European Union, while pro-government outlets praise the Hungarian government for defending traditional values.

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Football seen as politics by other means

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Commentators right across the political spectrum interpret the Hungarian team’s unexpected success and tragic exit from the European Football Championship as a political allegory. READ MORE

Weeklies divided on taking the knee at Euro 2020

Monday, June 21st, 2021

None of the print weeklies support the practice of kneeling down on the pitch in sign of protest against racism nor do any of them approve of Hungarian fans who booed the Irish side when they were taking the knee before a preparatory match for the European championship. On the other hand, they strongly disagree on whether such gestures should be banned from sports events. READ MORE

Pope’s visit to Budapest

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
A pro-government columnist thinks that Pope Francis plans to avoid meeting Hungarian government politicians in order to punish them for defending Christianity – by keeping migrants out of the country. A left-wing commentator accuses the government of using Christianity to promote its own political agenda.

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Government side campaign puts Gyurcsány in its centre

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pro-government commentators claim in unison that the opposition is the ideological heir of the 2006 ‘Őszöd speech’ and ensuing police violence. They also insist that the opposition is still led by former PM Gyucsány from behind the scenes. A left-wing author dismisses that as pure propaganda. 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