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Controversial higher education reform seen as ‘belated regime change’

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

A conservative professor takes up the defence of the recent changes in the structure of Hungarian higher education, against opposition critics. The latter accuse the government of entrusting university education to its own people, while the professor sees the changes as a reform long overdue. READ MORE

Opposition primary suspended after IT crash

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Opposition-leaning authors suspect the government side behind the crash of the vote counting server on Saturday, the first day of the primary held to elect PM Orbán’s challenger. The main pro-government daily ridicules that claim. IT experts suggest that the cyber defence of the server must have been badly configured. READ MORE

Voting in opposition primaries underway

Monday, September 20th, 2021

As voting begins in the opposition primaries to choose PM Orbán’s challenger, weeklies and the weekend editions of dailies wonder whether the opposition would and could overhaul the constitution even in the absence of the required two-thirds majority. READ MORE

Őszöd at 15

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

In the leading pro-government daily, commentators remember the Őszöd speech leaked 15 years ago – and thank Ferenc Gyurcsány for helping Fidesz stay in power. READ MORE

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Budapest

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes that Rome and Budapest are ideological allies in the ‘battle against consumerism’. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Pope Francis and PM Orbán embrace very different values. READ MORE

Dispute over homosexuality rolls on

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A liberal pundit lambasts Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President for a homophobic statement. A pro-government columnist thinks that gays should not be discriminated but accuses LMBT organizations of trying to change young people’s sexual orientation. READ MORE

Budapest at loggerheads with the government over the Athletics World Championship and the Fudan campus

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of using both the planned athletics event and the Fudan campus as political tools. A left-wing pundit thinks that the government will go ahead with the Chinese university project anyway – despite the conditional veto cast by the Budapest Assembly. READ MORE

School year kicks off with partisan debates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. READ MORE

Misgivings on the anniversary of US-Hungarian diplomatic relations

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of US-Hungary diplomatic relations, a pro-government pundit fears that the new US administration will actively try and help the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Crossfire of  accusations of demagoguery

Monday, August 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator interprets Budapest Mayor Karácsony’s threat to veto the Budapest Athletics Championship as a demagogic stunt. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that what he labels the government’s demagogic economic path is untenable. READ MORE