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Soros 90

Friday, August 14th, 2020

In an interview conducted in New York by Italian journalist Mario Platero for the Hungarian left-wing nationwide daily, the 90 year-old financier and supporter of liberal NGOs calls PM Orbán an opponent of European values. Pro-government commentators describe Mr Soros as a man peddling a dangerous ideology. READ MORE

Government seeks to extend special decrees indefinitely

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

A liberal columnist accuses the government of introducing a dictatorship under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, and urges the opposition to vote against the bill conferring special powers on the government. A pro-government analyst suspects that the opposition intends to foil efforts to contain the epidemic in order to prove that the government is incompetent. READ MORE

DK Parliamentary spokesman resigns in harassment scandal

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

A left-liberal pundit praises Zsolt Gréczy for resigning from Parliament, while a pro-government columnist suggests that he must have been forced to do so by his party leader. READ MORE

Are the protests fading out?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Pro-government outlets think the protest sparked by the law allowing 400 hours of overtime work per year is running out of steam. Left-liberal authors point out that rallies were held throughout Hungary on Saturday. READ MORE

Soros meets Chancellor Kurz in Vienna

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Pro-government authors find it strange for Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to personally meet Hungarian-American financier George Soros and talk to him about Europe’s future, over and above the gradual transfer of most of the courses of Central European University from Budapest to Vienna. READ MORE

HírTV back in the government fold

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Left-wing commentators see the takeover of Hungary’s first TV news channel as a sign of mounting authoritarianism, while pro-government newspapers declare that justice has been done. READ MORE

Fidesz in for another two thirds parliamentary majority

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Modelling the outcome of a potential parliamentary election based on combined data from six polling companies a pro-government news site writes that the government side would win more mandates today than  in the 2014 general election. READ MORE

Left and right trade accusations of media bias

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
A pro-government media outlet accuses a left-wing journal of distorting the news by failing to properly report acts of terror committed by a person of immigrant background. A left-wing blogger thinks it is the pro-government media which is highly biased against migrants.

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Quota referendum countdown

Monday, September 26th, 2016

A week ahead of the October 2 referendum on the EU migrant distribution quota, weeklies and weekend editions of the leading dailies wonder how the migration crisis should be handled, and ponder the broader implications of the referendum. READ MORE

Reactions to the failed coup in Turkey

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Commentators are convinced that after foiling the coup, President Erdogan will consolidate his rule still further. At the same time they dismiss conspiracy theories about him being the real mastermind behind the attempted takeover. READ MORE