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Brain drain and emigration within Europe continues


Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians to slow down emigration. A pro-government columnist likens pro-migration EU politicians to colonizers. READ MORE

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More on the Coca-Cola ad skirmish


A liberal and a pro-government weekly both link the dispute over Coke ads depicting gay couples to migration and civilizational issues. Alt-left bloggers wonder if the Left should follow the lead of a multinational company by advocating gay rights. A pro-government columnist calls for more tolerance from liberal gay-rights activists. READ MORE

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Inflation slows down, but vegetable prices surge


A left-wing analyst criticizes the National Bank for not raising the base rate despite the high inflation rate. Other economists think that higher prices are the natural result of increasing wages and a higher demand for higher quality goods. READ MORE

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Maccabi Games seen as a model for Hungarian identity building


The leading pro-government daily lauds the European Maccabi Games organized in Budapest, and suggests that Hungary should also launch a similar global sports competition to strengthen Hungarian identity. READ MORE

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Dispute over public education


A left-wing columnist criticizes the government’s amendments to the public education act. A conservative pundit contends that bureaucratic efforts to integrate disadvantaged children are doomed to fail. READ MORE

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Skirmish over Coke ads


A pro-government columnist accuses the Coca-Cola company of popularizing homosexuality with the aid of advertisements displaying gay people. A left-wing commentator finds such accusations absurd, and accuses the government and its intellectual hinterland of homophobia. READ MORE

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Battle for environmentalist ideas


A liberal commentator thinks that the government has finally realized the mobilizing power of green ideas, and will now try now to appropriate political environmentalism. A pro-government columnist accuses left-liberals of trying to monopolize green ideas, and use ecology for partisan purposes. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the PM’s summer address


In their first issues after Prime Minister Orbán delivered his annual policy speech at the Summer Fidesz event in Transylvania on 27 July, weekly newspapers try to make sense of his new notion of ‘Christian liberty’. READ MORE

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PM Orbán meets Ursula von der Leyen


A pro-government columnist finds it encouraging that after their first meeting, PM Orbán said it was ‘a good decision’ on his part to back her candidacy. READ MORE

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Suburban railway to be renamed ‘underground’


The left-wing nationwide daily ridicules the decision taken by the Budapest Council to rename one of the five suburban railway lines Metro5, that is Underground railway Nr 5. READ MORE

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