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Inflation hits 24.5 percent in December

As year-on-year inflation breaks another record, economists wonder if rapidly rising prices have any potential benefit. READ MORE

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National Consultation on EU sanctions concluded

A pro-government lawyer interprets the results of the National Consultation on EU sanctions as clear endorsement of the government’s policies. A left-wing columnist thinks that the whole national consultation exercise is nothing but a costly propaganda tool. READ MORE

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Opposition candidate wins Jászberény by-election

Commentators ponder the implications of the Jászberény mayoral by-election victory, by a Jobbik candidate supported by most left-wing parties. READ MORE

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Concerns over minority rights in Ukraine

A conservative columnist thinks that once the war is over, Hungarian minorities in Ukraine should be granted territorial autonomy, and dismisses allegations that Hungary wants to re-annex Transcarpathia. READ MORE

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On the passing of Gáspár Miklós Tamás

The iconic Marxist philosopher remembered on both Left and Right. READ MORE


Weeklies on PM Orbán’s strategic remarks

Left-wing and liberal authors suspect that the Prime Minister is considering detaching himself from the Western alliance of which Hungary is a member, while pro-government commentators agree with his view that the international arena is increasingly characterised by opposition between rigid blocks. READ MORE

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Pensions raised by 15 percent

Even as old-age pensions are increased to follow the inflation rate forecast for 2023, a left-wing columnist sees no reason for the elderly to thank the government. READ MORE

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The government hopes to reverse the ’Erasmus decision’

While Cabinet Minister Tibor Navracsics asks the European Commission what Hungary should do to reopen the Erasmus programme to its foundation-run universities, pro-government commentators find the approach of the EC politically motivated. READ MORE

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EU to suspend Erasmus programmes for Hungarian foundation-run universities

A pro-government columnist suspects political reasons behind the move by the European Commission, while a left-wing commentator accuses the government of being responsible for closing Europe’s doors to thousands of Hungarian students. READ MORE

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Hungary buys Vodafone

Liberal authors question the rationality of public ownership in the mobile phone industry, while a pro-government commentator sees the deal as a strategic step which bolsters Hungarian sovereignty. READ MORE

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