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Hungary’s demographic challenges

Friday, September 18th, 2020

A conservative commentator welcomes the government’s efforts to reverse the demographic decline with subsidies for families rather than by facilitating immigration. READ MORE

No compromise in sight over Theatre and Film University

Monday, September 7th, 2020

As the controversy over the restructuring of the University of Theatre and Film rages on, the political debate has escalated into a full-fledged culture war between the government and the opposition. Both sides rule out the possibility of compromise. READ MORE

Opposition parties to run united in 2022

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Analysts from left and right believe equally that, for the first time in 10 years, the possibility of an opposition victory cannot be discounted. READ MORE

Classroom teaching to start on 1 September

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Pro-government commentators are confident that schools can be reopened safely. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, doubts if schools have the capacity to maintain social distancing and hygiene rules. READ MORE

Debate over University of Theatre and Film rages on

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal authors accuse the government of dictatorial ambitions, after it appointed a pro-government board to run the Budapest University of Theatre and Film. A pro-government writer sees what is happening as part of a reasonable reform of higher education. READ MORE

Dispute over Hungarian Zeitgeist

Monday, August 10th, 2020

A liberal pundit attributes the continuing popularity of Fidesz to the growing hopelessness of voters. His pro-government counterpart writes that regime change is still incomplete as culture is still dominated by left-wing liberal post-communists. READ MORE

Weeklies on the end of Index

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Opposition-leaning weeklies predict that Index will never be the same again, following the resignation of over 80 journalists and staff, who quit last week citing their fears of government interference. A pro-government weekly sees an opposition plot behind the conflict. READ MORE

Moral panic seen as a political weapon

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Two liberal scholars accuse the government of fomenting moral panic and using the Roma to create a sense of fear in Hungary. A conservative commentator rejects the allegation and accuses the opposition for using the Roma as a political weapon. READ MORE

Remembering the 1920 Trianon Peace Treaty

Monday, June 1st, 2020

A few days before the centenary of the signing of the Trianon Peace Treaty, pundits across the political spectrum ponder how Hungary should relate to the territorial and demographic loss it suffered a hundred years ago. READ MORE

Radical right-wing demonstration in Budapest

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

As the radical right-wing Our Homeland Movement calls a rally to protest against what they define as ‘Gypsy crime’, a pro-government and an alt-left commentator offer diametrically opposed views on the causes of racial segregation.

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