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Government to abolish income-tax for under-25s

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of cynicism after he offered exemption from income tax to young Hungarians. A conservative pundit, on the other hand, thinks that the tax exemption will benefit both the Hungarian economy as a whole, and the Roma minority. READ MORE

European Commission and the minority rights initiative

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist ponder the broader implications of the European Commission’s decision to dismiss new EU-wide minority rights measures proposed by a European Citizen’s Initiative. READ MORE

CDU elects new leader

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Neither a pro-government nor a left-wing commentator deem it likely that the CDU or German politics will make a U-turn after the election of Armin Laschet. READ MORE

Capitol Hill riot compared and contrasted to Hungary in 2006

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Columnists on both sides of the political divide find similarities between the siege of the US Congress and the disturbances in Budapest 14 years ago – but draw opposing conclusions. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Mainstream takes on the Capitol Hill riots

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

The leading dailies of the Right and Left both blame the Capitol Hill siege primarily on President Trump. READ MORE

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist expects fierce disputes over migration to dominate the European Union in 2021. A left-wing commentator wonders whether the Hungarian government might quit the increasingly integrated European Union. READ MORE

First appraisals of 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Political commentators on both sides of the political divide depict 2020 in dark colours and brace for even tougher clashes next year. READ MORE

A left-liberal take on electoral chances

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

An op-ed article in the nationwide left-wing daily suggests that the opposition should abandon its cosmopolitan rhetoric and produce less compromised leaders to stand a fair chance of defeating Fidesz. READ MORE

Christmas in the shadow of Covid-19

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

In their Christmas opinion articles, a conservative and a liberal commentator ponder the broader implications of the pandemic. READ MORE