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Victims of Communism day

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Commenting on the commemorations for the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism, a leading webmagazine suggests that the spiritual damage caused by decades of Communism still weighs heavily on Hungarian society. READ MORE

Reshuffle on the Left after the EP election

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Opinions diverge on whether the MSZP made the right choice in convening its congress for mid-July or if it was the result of a last ditch trick by the failed leadership. Analysts also think Fidesz is putting the Left in an awkward position with the planned new rules for the municipal elections in Budapest. What they do not know is what will enable left-wing parties to attract more voters rather than cannibalising each other. READ MORE

Matolcsy under fire for alleged leak

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Liberal and left-wing commentators support opposition claims that MNB chief György Matolcsy leaked key information to Goldman Sachs bankers in 2011. READ MORE

Government plans to convert forex debt, cut utility tariffs

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

A centrist-liberal commentator accuses the government of hindering economic growth in an effort to increase its popularity before next year’s election. Another determined critic of the government thinks the scheme will work because it meets well established public expectations. READ MORE

Health care wage hikes

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

A right-wing columnist welcomes efforts by the Hungarian government to fulfil its promise to offer significant salary rises to doctors and nurses. She notes, however, that in the current health care system it is not possible to offer salaries which are competitive at a European level. READ MORE

Schmitt leaves a controversy behind

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Columnists draw conflicting conclusions from President Pál Schmitt’s resignation. READ MORE

A Hungarian conservative on Germany’s problems

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Germany, the country many Europeans expect to lead the continent out of today’s crisis, is in crisis herself. A conservative Hungarian historian blames “the generation of 1968” for Germany’s problems

Is Fidesz running too fast?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

During its first year in government Fidesz has passed an unprecedented number of bills, at record speed. One analyst, coming from the political centre, believes that driving like this may prove self-destructive. READ MORE