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Hungary introduces border restrictions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

As the government announces tough border restrictions, pundits across the political spectrum wonder if Hungary can avoid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

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

Dispute over University of Theatre and Film

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

A left-wing pundit accuses the government of trying to restructure the leading University of Theatre and Film university along ideological lines. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, accuse the Left of using the university for propaganda purposes. READ MORE

More on rule of law conditionality of rescue funds

Friday, July 17th, 2020

As Parliament instructs the government to veto making access to Covid rescue funds dependent on rule of law compliance, opinions diverge sharply on the EU’s role in influencing the domestic politics of the member states.

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Two young men fatally stabbed in downtown Budapest

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

A pro-government commentator calls for zero tolerance for violent criminals after two young men were left dead after a street brawl. A left-wing commentator interprets the case as the police’s failure to maintain order. READ MORE

Hungary closes down Transit Zones

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

A liberal author predicts another infringement procedure against Hungary by the European Commission, while a pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s decision. READ MORE

Government to terminate emergency

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

As the government plans to end the ‘state of danger’ on 1 June, opinions diverge on the Prime Minister’s motives. READ MORE

Curia upholds compensation for segregated Roma

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Pro-government commentators scorn the Curia (the Hungarian Supreme Court) for upholding the cash compensation for the mostly Roma children who were taught in separate classrooms in the municipality of Gyöngyöspata in northern Hungary. A left-wing philosopher welcomes the decision which he interprets as a victory in the battle against racism. READ MORE

Parliament rejects the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

A liberal author blasts the pro-government majority in parliament, which passed a resolution on Tuesday against ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. A pro-government site and an independent legal analyst disagree, although for differing reasons. READ MORE

European left-liberals condemn the Hungarian government

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Alongside another 18 left-wing and liberal newspapers throughout Europe, the nationwide left-wing daily publishes an appeal calling on European institutions to take measures against the Hungarian government. A pro-government sit rejects the accusations made in the appeal as unfounded. READ MORE