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Former PM Gyurcsány’s state of the nation address

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Prime Minister Orbán has announced that he is postponing his annual state of the nation address due to the coronavirus situation. Meanwhile former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, in his own customary missive at about the same time, blasts the government for what he calls its ineffective and inconsistent measures to battle the pandemic. READ MORE

Public deficit at 9 percent seen as the lesser evil

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator concedes that last year’s public deficit was extremely high, but in the midst of the pandemic, the government had no other sensible option than to help businesses keep afloat. READ MORE

Biden provokes cautious concern on the Hungarian Right

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

A pro-government columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will be able to establish ‘pragmatic relations’ with the Biden administration. READ MORE

Debate over vaccination rolls on

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of acting irresponsibly, by promoting Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, accuse the opposition of hindering the fight against the pandemic, in the hope that more death and economic slowdown will help them win the 2022 election. READ MORE

Right-wing calls for the regulation of social media

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A pro-government columnist calls for social media outlets that censor content to be punished. Another right-wing commentator urges supporters of the government to be active on social media. READ MORE

Obama compares Hungary to the Philippines

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

A pro-government commentator and a centrist observer both reject former US President Barack Obama’s view that Hungary is on the wrong side of a contest between good and bad leadership. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist expects fierce disputes over migration to dominate the European Union in 2021. A left-wing commentator wonders whether the Hungarian government might quit the increasingly integrated European Union. READ MORE

Covid vaccinations underway

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

As Hungary begins vaccinating medical personnel against Covid-19, a pro-government columnist disagrees with those who oppose vaccination, but would also find it wrong to make it mandatory. READ MORE

Opposition parties join forces

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

As the main opposition parties announce their agreement to run jointly in the 2022 Parliamentary election, a pro-government and a left-wing pundit assess their chances. READ MORE