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Further comments on the lessons of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Opponents of the government find the administration at fault in both home and international politics, while being dissatisfied with the performance of the opposition. A pro-government analyst describes the government’s conflicts with international partners as a clash over national sovereignty. READ MORE

The latest storm: Family Minister’s video on women

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Opinions diverge on the video in which Katalin Novák, Minister for Family Affairs, encourages women to enjoy their womanhood as daughters, wives and mothers without necessarily considering men as competitors. READ MORE

Weeklies on Szájer’s fall

Monday, December 7th, 2020

The scandal surrounding Fidesz MEP József Szájer barely reached the weeklies before they went to print, but one managed nevertheless to include a first comment into this week’s issue. Another reacted to the fate of the MEP caught at a male sex party in Brussels on its website. READ MORE

Scandal around Demeter’s attack on Soros

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Following the decision of the director of the Petőfi Literary Museum to withdraw remarks comparing George Soros to Hitler, one commentator describes his words as a primitive insult to the victims of the Holocaust, while a political scientist thinks he performed a huge disservice to the government that appointed him to head the country’s most important literary institution. READ MORE

Government to amend the constitution

Friday, November 13th, 2020

A conservative commentator lambasts the government’s proposed 9th amendment to the Fundamental Law, fearing that it will make it easier to channel pubic money to pro-government foundations. A pro-government columnist welcomes the proposed amendments that aim to defend Christian and traditional family and gender values. READ MORE

A mix of history and politics in interpretations of 1956

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Articles on the 64th anniversary of the revolution tend to reflect the well-known polarisation of public opinion on cultural and political issues. READ MORE

Opposition hopes pinned on COVID crisis

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Critics of the government believe that a protracted COVID crisis and its impact on the economy might give the opposition a chance to send the government packing. READ MORE

Pride week rainbow flags stripped from city council buildings

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

As police launch a criminal procedure against a far-right former MP who stripped off the LGBT rainbow flag from two district council buildings,  a conservative critic of the government doubts whether exhibiting the flag was a wise move on the part of opposition city leaders. 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

Debate on World War One Freemasonry

Monday, July 13th, 2020

In the new Hungarian Historikerstreit, right-wing commentators condemn mainstream left-liberal historians for denying what they consider to be the influence of freemasonry in producing the Trianon Peace Treaty. They maintain that the real controversy should be about the supposedly secret operations of internationalist liberal networks in our age. READ MORE