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Weeklies weigh up Márki-Zay

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job. Left-wing commentators also remark on his clumsiness, but disagree whether this is a weakness or a strength. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s Sunday live stream criticised

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

A left-wing analyst fears that the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is further harming his chances by frequently speaking in public. READ MORE

Left-wing activist passes away

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

A conservative commentator finds it shocking that some commentators on social media rejoice over the death of Gergely Homonnay, a left-wing activist, while others spread crazy speculations that he was murdered by the government. READ MORE

Commentator warns against new Cold War

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

A pro-government analyst advises the Western world to open a new, blank page in its relations with Russia and stop waging what he describes as a Cold War against two eastern giants, Russia and China simultaneously. READ MORE

President Macron in Budapest

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Commentators seek strategic reasons behind the decision of the President of France to pay a visit to Hungary. READ MORE

Trouble in store for Hungarian relations with post-Merkel Germany?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Right-wing analysts fear that the new left-liberal German government will harshly criticize Hungary and try to encroach on national sovereignty. Left-wing commentators are less than certain that Germany will become more critical of Hungary than under Chancellor Merkel. READ MORE

Porn tycoon and Twin-Tailed Dog Party to run for seats in Parliament

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Weeklies from across the political spectrum ponder the significance of outsiders in next April’s parliamentary election. A conservative analyst lambasts the opposition front-runner who would discourage outsiders from running, while opposition-leaning commentators tend to believe that they play into the hands of the government side. READ MORE

Opposing takes on Parliamentary Speaker’s speech to national security officials

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

An opposition-leaning commentator believes the Speaker called on the security services to interfere with internal politics and therefore should immediately resign. A pro-government columnist retorts that the Speaker’s words have been misrepresented by the opposition. READ MORE

Weeklies on FIDESZ congress

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A conservative commentator defends the governing party’s Christian character against left-wing critics, while another appreciates the personal qualities of Viktor Orbán, the re-elected party leader. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, calls Fidesz a party of thieves and dunces. READ MORE

Belarus/Poland migrant crisis

Friday, November 12th, 2021

A liberal and a conservative commentator accuse Belarus and Russia of using migration as a weapon to blackmail the European Union. A pro-government commentator identifies Angela Merkel’s ‘Willkommenskultur’ rhetoric as the main cause of the current crisis. READ MORE