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Weeklies on political strategies

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A full year before the next parliamentary elections, commentators in the weekly print media assess the chances of the opposition and what role Hungary should play in the international arena. READ MORE

Disagreement over vaccination consensus

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

An independent commentator questions the wisdom of the government’s re-opening plans, while a pro-government pundit questions the honesty of the opposition parties’ pro-vaccination campaign, in light of their earlier criticism of the Chinese and Russian jabs. READ MORE

Opposition primary campaign kicks off

Friday, March 12th, 2021

As opposition politicians start to position themselves for next autumn’s two-round primary that will decide who will be PM Viktor Orbán’s challenger next year, a popular columnist opts for a non-party Christian candidate. READ MORE

Opposition braces for next year’s election

Monday, March 1st, 2021

As opinion polls put the opposition parties combined at just over 50 per cent of probable voters, pundits in left-liberal weeklies ponder their chances and the tools available to them, to defeat Fidesz next year. READ MORE

A warning against ‘Holocaust-angst’

Monday, February 1st, 2021

In an unusually blunt article even by the standards of a proud iconoclast, a pundit known for his highly opinionated column suggests that Hungarian Jews have not processed the trauma of the Holocaust. This is why, he believes, the Shoah remains a political topic in Hungary, although there are no real dangers threatening the Jewish community. READ MORE

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