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EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education


As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

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Alt-left commentator against Tokyo Olympics


A radical leftist author demands that the Tokyo Olympic Games be called off. He finds both the timing and the idea of modern Olympics unacceptable. READ MORE

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A centrist analyst on the stakes at next year’s election


A liberal weekly carries a long interview with an independent political analyst who suggests that the next parliamentary elections will curb the powers of Hungary’s Prime Minister. The question is, to what extent. READ MORE

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Hungary punished by UEFA


 

The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE

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EP condemns Hungary’s anti-LGBT law


Pro-government commentators accuse the EU of endorsing gender and LGBT ideologies which are alien to everyday Europeans. A liberal media outlet thinks that Fidesz is using the anti-LGBT legislation to divert public attention from other issues the governing party is less comfortable with. READ MORE

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The Prime Minister’s video on media freedom


A left-wing site dismisses the Prime Minister’s argument that the abundance of outlets harshly critical of his government is vivid proof of a free press in Hungary. A pro-government outlet takes the attempted murder of a Dutch journalist as an indication that The Netherlands has problems with media freedom. READ MORE

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Calls for a ‘national’ Left


A left-wing political scientist thinks that the Left needs to endorse patriotism if it wants to strengthen solidarity and equality. READ MORE

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Hungary takes over Visegrad-4 presidency


A left-wing commentator sees Prime Minister Orbán’s vision of a strong and influential V4 as pie in the sky. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, is convinced that the V4 will lead the EU’s rejuvenation. READ MORE

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European Parliament portrayed as an ideological playground


A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the European Parliament focuses too much on ideological issues including gender politics, rather than engaging with what both see as more important problems. READ MORE

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Hungary’s economic record and outlook


A conservative economist believes that Hungary’s growth rate confirms the wisdom of the government’s economic policies. Another analyst notes that Hungary is lagging behind most new EU member states in terms of growth. READ MORE

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