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Conflicting views on PM Orbán’s essay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

A left-wing commentator interprets the Prime Minister’s article as a challenge to the values of parliamentary democracy, while a pro-government pundit welcomes it as a call to rescue Christian Democracy. READ MORE

Moria camp arson seen as emblematic of EU impotence

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

As over 12 thousand asylum seekers sleep rough on Lesbos island after their camp burnt down on Wednesday, a pro-government commentator blames Europe’s half-hearted attitude toward mass immigration. READ MORE

Theatre and Film University conflict rolls on

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Reacting to a several thousand strong demonstration organised  by students of the university on Sunday, and to their already week-long occupation of their school, opposition-leaning commentators see their protest as harbinger of a new era, while pro-government authors believe they are manipulated by left-liberal intellectuals trying to protect their leading positions in Hungarian cultural life. READ MORE

Migrants – a biological bomb?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

A pro-government columnist writes about the danger of Covid19 spreading within migrant communities and condemns western media outlets which misquoted the Prime Minister’s words last week on this subject. READ MORE

First reactions to the EU deal on recovery fund

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

A former Fidesz EU Commissioner believes that the EU agreement on the 750 billion recovery fund is a reasonable deal that offers some perks for all member states – and further strengthens the European Union itself. 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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George Soros calls PM Orbán a dictator

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

A pro-government commentator suspects that George Soros and other critics of the Hungarian government want to divert attention from Hungary’s successful battle with the coronavirus. READ MORE

National Bank intervenes as Forint hits historic low

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst contends that the sudden weakening of the Forint can be explained by fears over Hungary’s emergency laws rather than by economic factors, and therefore the stabilization of the Hungarian currency’s exchange rate requires the adjustment of the government’s rhetoric and legislation style. READ MORE

Government announces loan repayment moratorium

Friday, March 20th, 2020

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses survive the financial problems the coronavirus pandemic is sure to bring. A left-wing pundit calls for more government action to protect jobs. READ MORE

Government introduces state of emergency

Friday, March 13th, 2020

As the government gives special powers to the authorities to combat the coronavirus pandemic, closing down universities and introducing strict border controls, pro and anti-government think-tanks clash on Facebook over the legitimacy of the ‘special legal order’ declared on Wednesday. READ MORE