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Olympic culture war

Monday, August 29th, 2016

In their overall assessment of the Rio Olympic Games, Hungarian pundits interpret the performance of Hungarian athletes and the importance of sports in highly ideological and overly politicized terms.  READ MORE

Hungary’s interests in Turkey

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Commenting on Hungarian official statements on Turkey, a left-wing columnist thinks that there is little leeway for Hungary to pursue its own strategic interests in the complex geopolitical situation of the Middle East. READ MORE

Zsolt Bayer awarded the Knight’s Cross

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The leading left-wing daily accuses the government of institutionalizing racist language by rewarding the controversial journalist Zsolt Bayer with one of Hungary’s highest state orders. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, ridicules a protest by a growing number of former nominees who have returned their awards. READ MORE

Conference on 56 to be hosted by the Pentagon

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The number one left-wing daily thinks the US Defense Department saved the conference proposed by the Hungarian Embassy because, unlike the State Department, they are satisfied with Hungary’s performance. READ MORE

Wilson Center declines to host conference on 1956

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The leading left-wing daily thinks the decision by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars not to hold a conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution, as proposed by the Hungarian Embassy, reflects  Washington’s dissatisfaction with the policies of the Hungarian government. READ MORE

Growing GDP amid increasing shortage of manpower

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A pro-government analyst is confident that growth rates of 3 to 5 per cent are attainable in the foreseeable future, while a left-wing commentator thinks that the shortage of manpower will cause serious problems. READ MORE

The Left’s failure to promise welfare

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A left-wing columnist lambasts the Left for ignoring or even ridiculing everyday voters’ need for economic security and stability. He warns that in the absence of meaningful left-wing proposals on welfare, people will turn to right-wing populist parties. READ MORE

The implications of Turkish-Russian rapprochement

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether Turkish-Russian diplomatic rapprochement is to be judged as a worrisome development by Europe. READ MORE

The politics of the Olympic Games

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A left-wing commentator accuses the main public TV channel covering the Rio games of spreading the government’s anti-immigrant message. A conservative pundit thinks that the Left is using the Olympic games to criticize the government. READ MORE

Fidesz MP accused of being graft ring Voldemort

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A left-wing commentator believes that it would be extremely difficult to cover up the latest corruption scandal probably involving a Fidesz MP. READ MORE