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Pro-government editors explain their creed

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The editor of Karc FM radio denies receiving instructions from party or public officials, while the boss of the newly launched Pesti TV says his programmes represent ‘the revolt of normalcy’. READ MORE

A Hungarian export on the Navalny poisoning

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

A political analyst is certain that the Russian opposition leader was poisoned by state actors but doesn’t believe that the Kremlin is directly responsible. READ MORE

Pro-government comments on German criticism of Hungary

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

Pro-government outlets suggest that German Social Democrats have a grudge against the Hungarian government. One author believes the crux of the controversy is a divergence of views on the future of Europe. READ MORE

Navracsics says Fidesz risks losing centrist voters

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

As the former Deputy Prime Minister and European Commissioner warns that Fidesz has moved too far to the right, a radical right-wing philosopher cautions against ostracising him. READ MORE

More debates on EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, July 24th, 2020

A centrist and a conservative analyst believe that the EU recovery fund agreement offers powerful tools for the European Council to punish countries found guilty of violating basic EU norms. READ MORE

Admiral Horthy’s bust defaced in Budapest

Monday, July 20th, 2020

In the wake of the movement to topple statues in the United States and in Western Europe, a woman poured red paint on the bust of the interwar Regent. A Conservative analyst warns against arbitrary gestures towards history. READ MORE

The MSZP continues to lose ground

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst thinks the Socialist Party should urgently find a convincing mission for itself – or possibly lose its place in Parliament. READ MORE

Lessons of the US riots

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum discuss the US protests – with an eye on their possible meaning and implications for Hungary. READ MORE

Exchange over ‘localism’

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

An alt-left and a conservative pundit ponder the prospect of a ‘localist’ ideology shared by both Right and Left. READ MORE

Showdown within Jobbik

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Right-wing commentators explain the infighting within the formerly radical right-wing party as a direct consequence of the shift toward moderation it embarked upon 5 years ago, under founding leader Gábor Vona. READ MORE