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Népszava criticises government handling of pandemic

Friday, April 9th, 2021

In an unusual flurry of comments condemning the government’s pandemic management, the left-wing nationwide daily carries five separate opinion columns on this subject on Thursday. READ MORE

Plans to start reopening Hungary

Monday, April 5th, 2021

As Prime Minister Orbán announces plans to gradually reopen the country, including schools, as soon as 2.5 million Hungarians have received their first coronavirus vaccination, a fierce and partisan dispute over the government’s strategy to contain the pandemic rolls on. READ MORE

European Parliament threatens to sue Commission

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Last week, the European Parliament voted to sue the European Commission if it fails to apply the rule of law conditionality against Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Dispute over new lockdowns and vaccination rollout

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Left-wing commentators criticize the government’s vaccination strategy. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, lambasts the opposition for weakening trust in Eastern jabs. READ MORE

Vaccination card criticised

Friday, March 26th, 2021

An analyst believes that the card issued to citizens who have been vaccinated is not sufficiently professional either in protecting personal data or in providing information on the carrier’s immunity to Covid-19. READ MORE

Foreign Minister slams EU sanctions against China

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

A left-liberal columnist accuses the government of subservience to China, while a pro-government columnist finds a liberal MEP more sensitive towards the rights of Uighurs than those of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Tentative plans for a ‘retirement bond’

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

A left-wing commentator supports the idea of a government bond that would stimulate savings to complement future old-age pensions. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland challenge EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, March 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist finds Hungary’s legal challenge to EU rule of law conditionality rules controversial. A pro-government pundit thinks that the EU should focus on vaccine distribution rather than trying to punish Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Pope Francis to visit Budapest in September

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

A left-wing columnist believes the Pope plans to snub the Hungarian Prime Minister during his visit to Hungary. READ MORE

Left-wing hopes of electoral victory

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

The nationwide opposition daily finds half a million people among the electorate who, while they would not vote for any of the opposition parties singly, would support the gathering coalition of opposition parties. Most of them are former ‘undecided’ voters, and their change of heart is fuelling opposition hopes that Fidesz can be beaten in next year’s election. READ MORE