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Criticism of Gyurcsány’s ‘there will be no mercy’ comment

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Pro-government commentators take Mr Gyurcsány’s threat at face value, compare him to past communist executioners and question his sanity. READ MORE

Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Tentative plans for a ‘retirement bond’

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

A left-wing commentator supports the idea of a government bond that would stimulate savings to complement future old-age pensions. READ MORE

Rollout of Chinese Covid vaccine begins

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

As family doctors start inoculating hundreds of thousands of Hungarians with the Chinese anti-Covid vaccine, a liberal news site finds government communication on the Sinopharm vaccine confusing, while a pro-government outlet praises the jab. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the state of the Visegrad Group

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

A left-wing commentator thinks that the V4 has abandoned its original aims and lacks internal cohesion, and therefore has no future. READ MORE

First appraisals of 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Political commentators on both sides of the political divide depict 2020 in dark colours and brace for even tougher clashes next year. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on Navalny poisoning

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

A pro-government commentator doesn’t believe that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the Russian secret services. READ MORE

A left-liberal take on electoral chances

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

An op-ed article in the nationwide left-wing daily suggests that the opposition should abandon its cosmopolitan rhetoric and produce less compromised leaders to stand a fair chance of defeating Fidesz. READ MORE

Weeklies on rule of law deal

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Commentators try to make sense of the agreement reached last week on rule of law conditionality of EU financial transfers to member states which enabled Hungary and Poland to abandon their threat to veto the seven-year Union budget and the Covid recovery scheme. READ MORE

Hungarian paper defends Romanian referee in racism row

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As the Romanian press praises Magyar Nemzet for taking up the defence of a Romanian referee shamed even by his own government, a conservative analyst is outraged by what he sees as attempts by international bodies at policing national languages. READ MORE