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Economic slowdown feared


A left-wing analyst and the leading independent online economic media outlet suspect that Hungarian GDP growth has peaked, and a major slowdown will hit Hungary soon. READ MORE

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Electoral system works, sociologist says


A veteran sociologist believes the government can be defeated by the united opposition. The question is whether the challengers can prove that they are fit to govern. READ MORE

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Hóman remembered for both his merits and his sins


A pro-government writer admits that monuments to historic heroes should only be erected after a thorough public debate on their merits and faults. READ MORE

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Opposition seen as subservient to imperial forces


A pro-government analyst believes public life in Hungary is fatally split between the supporters of nationhood and those of Empire. READ MORE

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Hungary vetoes EU condemnation of US policy on Israel


A neoconservative pundit welcomes Hungary’s preliminary veto of an EU declaration condemning a recent statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which recognised the Jewish settlements in the West Bank as legal. READ MORE

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Hungarian nominee for EU commissioner passes EP test


A left-wing commentator notes with resignation that PM Orbán has had his way, as his compromise candidate for EU Enlargement Commissioner was found fit for the job by the competent (Foreign Affairs) committee of the European Parliament. READ MORE

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A radical left-winger launches a wake-up call


An anti-capitalist author calls for the creation of a strong radical left-wing movement within the opposition. READ MORE

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Horthy anniversary revives history debate


A left-wing pundit accuses the government of following in the footsteps of the interwar authoritarian regime, while a right-wing author calls Horthy an incorruptible patriot. READ MORE

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Momentum backs fellow liberals in neighbouring countries


A pro-government analyst criticises the new liberal party for backing Romanian and Slovak candidates in neighbouring countries, instead of supporting representatives of the substantial Hungarian minorities there. READ MORE

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Friendly fire in the weeklies from Right and Left


Two pro-government commentators call on Fidesz to take the results of the October local election very seriously, and change course. A left-wing columnist cautions the opposition against revengeful politics. READ MORE

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