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Lajos Simicska’s war on Fidesz

Friday, April 7th, 2017

A pro-government commentator and a political analyst ponder the implications of the coordinated attack by media mogul Lajos Simicska and Jobbik on PM Orbán. READ MORE

Is the Olympic bid doomed?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

A centrist analyst believes that the cause of the 2024 Budapest Olympic Games is irrevocably lost, as it has lost popular support in the Hungarian capital. He lays the blame on the promoters themselves. READ MORE

Dispute over ‘pseudo-NGOs’ heats up

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Left-wing and liberal sources liken the government’s plans to require asset declarations from NGO executives to totalitarian and dictatorial policies. Centrist commentators welcome more transparency but criticize the harsh language. A conservative columnist thinks that the proposal is a mere political red herring. READ MORE

Analyses on the closing of Népszabadság

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

A liberal pundit lambasts the MSZP for its role in the fate of the number one left-wing daily, while a centrist analyst rejects the view that what has happened heralds the end of press freedom in Hungary. READ MORE

The political stakes of the quota referendum

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Analysts across the political spectrum ponder the potential implications of the 2 October migrant quota referendum for Hungarian domestic politics and the European Union. READ MORE

Government won’t negotiate anti-terror amendment

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A prestigious political analyst believes the planned amendment has no chance of going through, and thus he suspects it is part of a PR campaign. A pro-government columnist is convinced that the existing legal provisions would prove insufficient in the event of a genuine terror threat. READ MORE

Migration debates – the chasm widens

Friday, September 11th, 2015

A centrist political scientist fears that the highly ideological and increasingly harsh dispute over migration will further divide the Hungarian public and make any reasonable and moderate debate impossible. READ MORE

Hungary cannot resist the migrant wave

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

As more and more migrants are swirling though Hungary’s increasingly fortified border with Serbia, a prestigious analyst asks whether Hungary is still a state, if it is unable to control its own borders. READ MORE

Jobbik’s victory in Tapolca

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

In the Tapolca by-election on Sunday, Jobbik candidate Lajos Rig won the nationalist party’s first ever seat in an individual constituency. Commentators across the political spectrum now consider Jobbik a potential challenger to Fidesz. READ MORE

On the state of Hungarian media

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

A conservative political scientist contends that ‘gonzo’ journalism has become dominant in left-leaning media. A Marxist philosopher adds that mainstream media, both Left and Right unwittingly help Jobbik. A liberal commentator recommends that public media should be completely closed down since they always serve the interests of the governing side. A moderate commentator believes that political analysts have become mercenaries in the partisan debates. READ MORE