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Medical chamber elects opposition-leaning leadership

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A pro-government site writes about a left-liberal takeover of the Chamber of Doctors, while a left-wing columnist welcomes the result of the election as a victory for the promoters of renewal in the national health service. READ MORE

Horthy anniversary revives history debate

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

A left-wing pundit accuses the government of following in the footsteps of the interwar authoritarian regime, while a right-wing author calls Horthy an incorruptible patriot. READ MORE

Turkish-Hungarian summit in Budapest

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Most news reports on the one-day visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan focus on the extensive road closures that paralysed the city centre for hours. The main pro-government daily argues that Hungary follows the national interest in her ties with Turkey, while an opposition daily disagrees. READ MORE

Trócsányi’s nomination as EU Commissioner blocked

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Pro-government outlets are outraged by the decision of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament to reject Mr Trócsányi’s candidacy. A left-liberal columnist dismisses the PM’s explanation of what happened. READ MORE

Hungary promises to keep Russian-controlled bank in check

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A pro-government accuses a left-liberal site of ‘engaging in espionage’ after it reported that PM Orbán promised the US ambassador in private that the Hungarian authorities will not let the Russian-controlled International Investment Bank set up its headquarters in Szabadság Square, opposite the US Embassy. READ MORE

Skirmish over Coke ads

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

A pro-government columnist accuses the Coca-Cola company of popularizing homosexuality with the aid of advertisements displaying gay people. A left-wing commentator finds such accusations absurd, and accuses the government and its intellectual hinterland of homophobia. READ MORE

Fidesz votes deemed crucial in electing von der Leyen

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

In their first comments on the election of the new President of the European Commission, commentators on both sided of the political divide remark that Ursula von der Leyen would have lost Tuesday’s vote had she not been supported by the 13 Fidesz MEPs. READ MORE

More comments on June 16

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator lambasts PM Orbán who only paid a private visit to Imre Nagy’s grave. A pro-government columnist thinks this symbolic civil war will continue in Hungary for decades to come. READ MORE

Salvini and Strache in Budapest

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In their remarks on visits by two right-wing leaders, commentators discuss whether Hungary is marginalising itself from the mainstream or  is working on the renewal of Christian Democracy. READ MORE

Bernard-Henri Lévi meets PM Orbán

Friday, April 12th, 2019

After the famous French philosopher, a vocal critic of the Hungarian Prime Minister, spent two hours with Viktor Orbán, newspapers extensively quote his critical remarks and three outlets carry commentaries criticising Lévy. READ MORE