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Budapest Mayor Karácsony accused of body shaming

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
In an interview with the Economist, Budapest Mayor Karácsony, who is also expected to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the opposition, said that PM Orbán ’is short and fat, and I am tall and slim’. Soon after his remarks were published, Mr Karácsony apologized, claiming that his statement was just a bad joke.

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The pandemic – a campaign theme for 2022

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

A liberal commentator holds the government responsible for the deaths of thousands of Covid victims, while a pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of weaponizing death in their campaign for next year’s elections. READ MORE

Hungary starts to reopen

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

As the number of individuals who have received at least the first dose of the vaccine passed 3.5 million, the government reopened open air bars, restaurants and cafes on Saturday. Over the first weekend of partial reopening, large crowds gathered in downtown Budapest where streets and café terraces overflowed with young people. READ MORE

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

Opposition debate rules for the primary

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

As Jobbik’s Péter Jakab appears to edge forward as the most popular opposition candidate for Prime Minister, opposition parties are discussing whether online voting should be allowed at the primaries. READ MORE

Primary schools to reopen next week

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator lambasts teachers who refuse to be inoculated against Covid 19, as primary schools prepare to resume classroom instruction from next Monday. 75 per cent of teachers and nurses have registered and have already received a first dose of the vaccine. READ MORE

Conflicting analyses on the nature of the ‘Orbán regime’

Monday, March 29th, 2021

A renowned liberal economist believes Hungary is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship, while a conservative philosopher thinks that Prime Minister Orbán is bringing the regime change to completion. READ MORE

Fidesz in search of allies in the EP

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

A pro-government commentator elaborates on the Prime Minister’s plan to create a new right-wing pole within the European Parliament after Fidesz left the People’s Party group last week. READ MORE

Weeklies on strategic issues

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Three weeklies devote long articles to Hungary’s place in the world and its attitude towards its own history. This comes in reaction to the increasingly visible animosity between the government and several important international allies, who demonstratively back the standpoint of the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Western concerns over Klub Radio

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Reacting to misgivings expressed in Paris, Brussels, and Washington over the future of the left-liberal Hungarian radio station, commentators draw equally bitter but opposing conclusions. READ MORE