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Democratic Coalition and Jobbik conclude primary pact

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Jobbik’s former leader explains the reasons behind such a surprising alliance, while a conservative pundit accuses Jobbik of betraying its origins. A leftist commentator lambasts Jobbik and Karácsony for supporting a Socialist candidate accused of corruption. READ MORE

Trianon 101

Monday, June 7th, 2021

On the 101st anniversary of the peace treaty imposed on Hungary in the wake of the First World War, conservative analysts suggest that Hungarians should be realistic as they digest the legacy of Trianon. READ MORE

Conservative lawyer opposes ’constitutional revolution’

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

One of the protagonists of the 1989/1990 regime change dismisses the idea, put forward by several opposition-leaning intellectuals, that if the opposition wins the elections next year, the new parliament can simply scrap the Fundamental Law, even without the required two-thirds majority in Parliament. READ MORE

A lone (friendly) comment on PM Orbán’s visit to London

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

While most media have confined their coverage of the British-Hungarian summit to news reports and press reviews, a pro-government political analyst describes as telling the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister was only the second European leader (after his Irish counterpart) to be received at 10 Downing Street since Brexit. READ MORE

Dr Karikó calls for better vaccine information

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

The main brain behind the mRNA technology on which the most modern anti-Covid vaccines are based exhorts the media to convince sceptics about the science behind the vaccines. Dr Katalin Karikó started studying the idea of messenger RNA in Hungary before she emigrated to the United States in the mid-1980s. READ MORE

May-day obituary

Friday, May 21st, 2021

A left-wing author complains about the disappearance of the workers’ movement in Hungary, after Mayday was not celebrated this year – for the first time since World War II. READ MORE

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