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Historian defends the House of Fates


A historian who helped devise the House of Fates project four years ago writes that the controversy around the exhibition, which will be devoted to the memory of Holocaust child victims, is an expression of emotions rather than facts. READ MORE

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Erdogan in Budapest


After the first day of President Erdogan’s visit to Budapest, left-wing outlets complain about the absence of criticism of oppression in Turkey on the part of the government and remark that public demonstrations against the Turkish President have been feeble. READ MORE

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Government side accuses Facebook of censorship


After the Facebook account of a pro-government journalist was suspended, an MP of the Christian Democrats claimed that Facebook content-screening in Hungary is overseen by an NGO ‘funded by (Hungarian-born US financier and philanthropist) George Soros.’ READ MORE

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Remembering the martyrs of the 1948-49 revolution


Two pro-government authors recall the martyrs of the 1848-49 revolution, and call on Hungarians to defend national sovereignty in the same spirit. READ MORE

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House of Fates to open in 2019


A libertarian pundit finds it sad that the completion of the House of Fates, originally scheduled for inauguration four years ago, is taking so long. He thinks that more transparency concerning the planned exhibits could help to resolve the debates over the new museum. READ MORE

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Hungary-Ukraine skirmish over dual citizenship


As Ukraine and Hungary exchange diplomatic blows over Hungarian dual citizenship in Ukraine, a pro-government and a left-wing columnist ponder how Budapest can best protect the interests of the Hungarian minority in that country. READ MORE

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Dispute over Hungary’s Turkic heritage


A conservative commentator accuses the government of advancing Hungary’s Turkic ancestry out of geopolitical considerations. Another conservative historian dismisses the accusation, and welcomes the inclusion of the nomadic heritage in the Hungarian national identity. READ MORE

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Dispute over EU border control plans


Commenting on the plans to strengthen Frontex, a pro-government columnist agrees with the government’s position that EU member states should keep their sovereignty over border and immigration control. A conservative critic of the government believes that stronger EU border control is not intended to weaken sovereignty. READ MORE

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Hungarian economy in good shape


The leading independent online financial site expresses confidence that the Hungarian economy is doing well, and sees no reason to fear that a global economic slowdown would impact it as severely as the 2008 economic crisis. READ MORE

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Chancellor Merkel in peril


A pro-government and a left-wing columnist both think that Chancel Angela Merkel is in a difficult situation, and unless she overcomes the challengers she faces, she may soon lose power. READ MORE

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