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Klub Radio to win new licence tender?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The left-wing radio station that went off air in mid-February (but is still available online) appears likely to win the new license tender for its former frequency, as the applications of both media companies which tried to compete for the frequency were rejected last December. Both have allegedly given up their attempts to appeal against the decision taken by the Media Authority. READ MORE

Weeklies on strategic issues

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Three weeklies devote long articles to Hungary’s place in the world and its attitude towards its own history. This comes in reaction to the increasingly visible animosity between the government and several important international allies, who demonstratively back the standpoint of the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Hungarians still overwhelmingly support the EU

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

An influential pro-government historian believes membership in the European Union is felt by Hungarians as a kind of compensation after Soviet rule. As long as the EU remains a union of sovereign states, she writes, it will not disintegrate. READ MORE

Diverging views on Russia and Navalny

Monday, February 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator believes that by using brute force against Navalny and his supporters, President Putin has lost all credibility, and he stands no chance of winning another election. A pro-government analyst disagrees. READ MORE

Government calls national consultation on lockdown schedule

Monday, February 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator dismisses as a publicity stunt the Prime Minister’s announcement of a national consultation on how and when to lift the emergency restrictions. A conservative pundit lambasts the EU for failing to secure more jabs for the citizens of the European Union. READ MORE

Weeklies on President Biden’s first week in office

Monday, February 1st, 2021

A liberal jurist believes the Biden administration must be a source of concern for the Hungarian government, but he does not expect it to produce fundamental changes in Hungary. A pro-government columnist wonders where the ‘identity politics’ ostentatiously represented by the new administration will lead the United States. READ MORE

Weeklies on Capitol siege

Monday, January 18th, 2021

As their editions last week just missed the assault on Washington’s Capitol Hill by enraged Trump supporters, Hungarian weeklies now devote considerable space to reports and comments on the events. READ MORE

Weeklies on rule-of-law criticism by the European Commission

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Opposition-leaning commentators believe the European Union is still too weak to enforce its rule of law criteria, while pro-government columnists dismiss criticism from Brussels as both discriminatory and biased. READ MORE

Debate over rule of law continues

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of waging a propaganda war in its handling of EU criticism of the rule of law in Hungary. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, think that the EU’s criticism originates from the domestic opposition, and is being used to blackmail the country. READ MORE

Conflicting views on PM Orbán’s essay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

A left-wing commentator interprets the Prime Minister’s article as a challenge to the values of parliamentary democracy, while a pro-government pundit welcomes it as a call to rescue Christian Democracy. READ MORE